Plastic and Human Health: A Micro Issue?

Centre Early Career Research Fellow Stephanie Wright has published a review article looking at the potential human health impacts of microplastics and outlining urgent areas for future research. 

Although microplastics are widely studied in the context of the marine environment where they are a prolific pollutant, we are only just recognizing the potential human exposure pathways. This review article, published in Environmental Science & Technology, draws upon cross-disciplinary scientific literature to discuss and evaluate the potential human health impacts of microplastics and outlines urgent areas for future research. The article examined key literature relating to accumulation, particle toxicity, and chemical and microbial contaminants. 

Read the full article here.