The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has published a job opening: in the department Chemical and Product Safety of the BfR is in the unit “Fibre and Nanotoxicology” the following two year position is immediately available: Scientific officer for the assessment of health effects of micro- and nanoplastics (f/m/x).
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations publishes a review on human exposure to micro- and nanoplastic (MNP) via dietary sources; finds that lack of sufficient data and standardized analytical methods preventing conclusive answers on potential health impacts.
Read all about the latest updates, initiatives and achievements across the CUSP research cluster from the past six months.
Scientists, researchers and other project partners gathered at the recent POLYRISK General Assembly, held in Berlin from 1-3 November 2022, to continue exploring together the risks of micro- and nanoplastics through human exposure studies.
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.
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.