Nanoplastics – Analytical Methods Discussed

The abstract of a paper published online September 23, 2021 in the December 2021 issue of Nano Today by researchers with the University of Eastern Finland, Netherlands Leiden University, Switzerland ETH Zurich, Netherlands Vrije Universiteit, UK University of Birmingham and Netherlands National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1748013221002218 reports that “… The current debate on hazards associated with sub-micron sized plastics is hampered by a lack of quantitative data on the uptake and biological fate of plastics in organisms … Here we give a perspective on a promising workflow of sample preparation methods and techniques that could enable analysis of sub-micron plastics in biological matrices and discuss their application for biological fate studies of particulate plastic in organisms. We also expect these methods to be largely transferrable to studies considering sub-micron plastics in food, consumer products, human and some environmental compartments …” #Plastic Waste #SingleUsePlastic #MicroPlastics #NanoPlastics

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