Stimulating translational research and improving the understanding of the impact of microplastics on human health
Task Force Information
The Microplastics Initiative’s ambition is to become a multidisciplinary reference community, fostering th exchange of state-of-the-art scientific knowledge and the latest advancements in the field of microand nanoplastics. Our expert panel is dedicated to consolidating the current state-of-the-art in dietary microplastics and nanoplastics analysis, offering valuable suggestions to advance methods toward a harmonised analytical methodology. Our goal is to address pressing health concerns related to the impact of dietary microplastics and nanoplastics on consumer health.
Task Force Members
- Peer-reviewed publication
The paper will focus on working definition of microplastics in food and beverages and guidelines for harmonisation of analytical approaches for dietary microplastics.
- Community of Practice
Where experts from diverse disciplines come together to tackle the challenges and drive cutting-edge research on microplastics and nanoplastics. Within this Community of Practice, the Microplastics Initiative members will develop Roun Table Discussions to deepen our understanding of these critical issues in food, beverages and beyond.
In the pipeline
- Short-Term Scientific Missions
The objective is to create opportunities for researchers to share techniques and gain skills by spending 1 to 3 months at an institution or laboratory.
- Call for proposals
To conduct research on a relevant topic in microplastics or nanoplastics. This will allow us to gather relevant data and offer valuable experience for Early Career Scientists as well as established researchers.