Study examines uptake, transport, and toxicity of MNPs in placenta cells

Scientists examine toxicokinetics and toxicity of pristine and weather micro- and nanoplastic (MNP) particles using in vitro cell model of human cytotrophoblasts and syncytiotrophoblasts using nondifferentiated and differentiated BeWo b30 choriocarcinoma cells; find all particles up to 10 μm taken up by cells, pristine particles more chemically complex