Modeling invisible plastics


You probably know what nano and microplastics are. Yes, very very small pieces of plastic. They are thought to originate from a variety of human activities, like cosmetics, clothing, industrial processes, and recycling. They are finding their way into all places on the planet, our land, seas and in living creatures, such as fish. Recently, they have also been found in human placentas.

Florine Aalders at Malvern Panalytical characterised and classified the nano and microplastics that float around our planet to help a team of leading scientists in the Momentum consortium answer to important questions. Above all, how are these nano- and microplastics affecting our human species?

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We are proud to be making a small but critical contribution by making the invisible visible we trust the project will have a positive impact on human health.