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Plastics fate and effects in the human body

Objective

"The main goal of PlasticsFatE (Plastics Fate and Effects in the Human Body) is to improve our present understanding of the impact of micro- and nano-plastics (MP/NP) and associated additives/adsorbed contaminants (A/C) in the human body. Human exposure to MP/NP may result from the widespread use of plastic products and their release to the environment, where they degrade to MP/NP particles. But plastics particles reach natural systems also as secondary by-products, e.g., from tyre wear or abrasion of textiles. As a consequence, these particles are found in food, drinking water, air and environmental media (food chain, soils). Despite recent efforts to assess the real dimension of human risks associated with MP/NP, our current knowledge is still insufficient. One of the reasons is the lack of reliable and validated methods that are able to generate the science-based data we need. PlasticsFatE will address this challenge and associated uncertainties by implementing a comprehensive measurement and testing program (""test the test""), including inter-laboratory studies, to improve and validate the performance and applicability of available methods and tools to MP/NP. The tested and validated approaches will be used to (1) identify and detect MP/NP and A/C in a variety of complex matrices, such as food (vegetables, fruits, beverages, fish etc.), human tissues and consumer products (tooth paste, beauty products), as well as relevant environmental media (air, drinking water, soils), and to (2) assess their (also long-term) fate and toxicity in the human body by using advanced cell culture and organ models that simulate real exposure to MP/NP in the respiratory and gastro-intestinal tract. The newly developed innovative approaches will be integrated into a novel risk assessment strategy specifically designed for MP/NP to provide the policy relevant and scientifically sound data needed to support the health-relevant aims of European strategies for plastics. PlasticsFatE is part of the European MNP cluster on human health."

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2020-Single-Stage-RTD
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

OPTIMAT LIMITED
Address
Hunter Street 21
G74 4LZ Glasgow
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 276 832,64

Participants (27)

REUTHER RUDOLF
Germany
EU contribution
€ 239 196,11
Address
Hindenburgstr. 17
97320 Albertshofen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN RESEARCH SERVICES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Roentgenstrasse 19
48149 Muenster
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STATENS ARBEIDSMILJOINSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 392 500
Address
Gydas Vei 8
0363 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
DET NATIONALE FORSKNINGSCENTER FORARBEJDSMILJO
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 180 368,75
Address
Lerso Parkalle 105
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 40 625
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 30 475
Address
Heidelberglaan 100
3584 CX Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 438 827,50
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 209 150
Address
Unter Den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 279 340
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 239 500
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 250 237,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 312 500
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Other
FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 192 000
Address
Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 182 233,75
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 148 135
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 155 000
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT BAYREUTH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 465 307,50
Address
Universitatsstrasse 30
95447 Bayreuth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 215 005
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 154 060
Address
Via Cracovia 50
00133 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE PARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 208 050
Address
85 Bd Saint Germain
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 161 250
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 299 937,50
Address
Calle Albert Einstein 1 Parque Tecnologico De Valencia
46980 Paterna
Activity type
Research Organisations
ECAMRICERT SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 243 750
Address
Viale Del Lavoro 6
36030 Monte Di Malo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION GAIKER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 217 025
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Vizcaya, Edificio 202
48170 Zamudio
Activity type
Research Organisations
INNOSIEVE DIAGNOSTICS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 56 187,50
Address
Celsiuslaan 5
5251 ZB Vlijmen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DECHEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER CHEMISCHE TECHNIK UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 144 768,75
Address
Theodor Heuss Allee 25
60486 Frankfurt
Activity type
Research Organisations
UMWELTBUNDESAMT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 116 990
Address
Woerlitzer Platz 1
06844 Dessau-rosslau
Activity type
Research Organisations