Utrecht University recruiting volunteers for research about health risks of microplastics exposure via air

The plastic production has been rising for years now. Plastic can break down into smaller particles, called microplastics, so small, they can be inhaled. Researchers don’t know yet what the health risks of exposure to microplastics are. The potential effects will hence be studied by performing health measurements before and after exposure at three locations with varying traffic loads in Utrecht.

CUSP releases its second newsletter

Second edition of the CUSP newsletter recaps all that has happened during the last six months; take a look to find out about upcoming events and exciting initiatives.

Discovery and quantification of plastic particle pollution in human blood

Plastic particles are ubiquitous pollutants in the living environment and food chain but no study to date has reported on the internal exposure of plastic particles in human blood. 

Now, researchers have published research in Environment International detecting and quantifying polymers from plastics in human blood for the first time.

CUSP releases its first newsletter

It has been 6 months since the kick-off meeting launching our exciting project, and CUSP has now laid the ground for starting its research. The first issue of the CUSP newsletter has now been published.