Microplastic impacts on child health: knowns and unknowns

Scientific commentary discusses pregnancy- and child-relevant exposure to and impacts of nano- and microplastics: finds 37 studies mostly on plastic particles in food and placental transfer, identifies major knowledge gaps, and advocates policymakers and industry to implement precautionary approaches

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Scientific studies evaluate microplastic effects on human cells

Rapid review assesses microplastics impacts on human cells and reports thresholds of effects lower than previously predicted; scientific study finds polystyrene (PS) microplastics to have nephrotoxic potential; reproduction and fertility study with mice reports PS microplastics to affect females more than males

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Horizon magazine introduces the CUSP Cluster

European Commission’s research and innovation magazine features the CUSP Cluster and its five member projects; discusses the current lack of information on micro- and nanoplastics and health; introduces how CUSP projects are working together to generate data, inform policymaking

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AURORA introduction video