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POLYRISK - Understanding human exposure and health hazard of micro- and nanoplastic contaminants in our environment

Project description

New strategy to help protect humans from microplastic and nanoplastic particle pollution

Micro- and nanoplastic particles (MNP) are pervasive contaminants in our environment and food chain. How much of this pollution enters our body via inhalation and ingestion? Do MNP negatively impact human health? The EU-funded POLYRISK project explores these questions by examining human exposure to MNP and the toxic effects on our immune systems. The interdisciplinary POLYRISK team is using advanced methods to chemically detect and quantify MNP, understand key mechanisms of MNP toxicity in vitro, and find biomarkers of toxicity in blood and saliva. These are important elements of POLYRISK’s human risk assessment strategy for MNP. The findings of the assessment will feed into the EU policies and help protect human health, today and in the future.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-BHC-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SC1-2020-Single-Stage-RTD

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Net EU contribution
€ 1 316 412,50
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (14)

STICHTING VU
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 788 443,75
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING VUMC
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 362 500,00
Address
De Boelelaan 1117
1081 HV Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BUNDESINSTITUT FUER RISIKOBEWERTUNG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 612 000,00
Address
Max Dohrn Strasse 8-10
10589 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 262 500,00
Address
Unter Den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BUNDESANSTALT FUER ARBEITSSCHUTZ UND ARBEITSMEDIZIN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 108 125,00
Address
Friedrich Henkel Weg 1-25
44149 Dortmund

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Arnsberg Dortmund, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FOLKEHELSEINSTITUTTET
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 862 133,75
Address
Lovisenberggata 8
0456 Oslo

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU TEXTILE SI PIELARIE
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 120 047,50
Address
Lucretiu Patrascanu 16
030508 Bucuresti

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Region
Macroregiunea Trei Bucureşti-Ilfov Bucureşti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM UTRECHT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 192 375,00
Address
Heidelberglaan 100
3584 CX Utrecht

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 185 250,00
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
00196 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IDEACONSULT LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 188 500,00
Address
Angel Kanchev 4
1000 Sofia

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Югозападна и Южна централна България Югозападен София (столица)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT ALLIANCE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 219 875,00
Address
Rue De La Charite 22
1210 Saint-josse-ten-noode

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 420 415,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN RESEARCH SERVICES GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 227 500,00
Address
Huefferstr. 5
48149 Muenster

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Münster Münster, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UMWELTBUNDESAMT
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 125 000,00
Address
Woerlitzer Platz 1
06844 Dessau-rosslau

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Region
Sachsen-Anhalt Sachsen-Anhalt Dessau-Roßlau, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00