Deciphering potential implications of dietary microplastics for human health

Luc J. W. van der Laan, Thijs Bosker, Willie J. G. M. Peijnenburg

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A new report from the World Health Organization has evaluated the risks of dietary exposure to nanoplastic and microplastic particles (NMPs) to human health. Although challenges in the detection of NMPs in food and beverages remain, it is clear that humans are being exposed. Presently, no convincing evidence of adverse health effects are found, but major knowledge gaps remain.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
JournalNature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Early online date21 Dec 2022
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2022

Bibliographical note

The authors thank B. Koelmans (Wageningen University, Wageningen) and V. Janmaat
(Erasmus University, Rotterdam) for stimulating discussions.


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