Microplastics Initiative

Stimulating translational research and improving the understanding of the impact of microplastics on human health

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Objectives

An expert panel works to consolidate the current state of the art in dietary microplastics analysis. It will provide suggestions to further develop the methods towards a harmonised analytical methodology. The aim is to also address relevant health concerns associated with the effects of dietary micro-plastics on consumer health. Thus, the panel will:

  • Support the harmonisation of approaches and methods to assess microplastics in food through research and validation recommendations.
  • Review existing data (incl. data transfer and interpretation of other particle research fields) to support the health risk assessment of microplastic particles.
  • Support standardizing organisations in approaches to stimulate comparative research on microplastics.

Task Force Members

Contact Information

For more detailed information, please contact Torben Koenig at tkoenig@ilsieurope.be or Belinda Antonio  at bantonio@ilsieurope.be

Activity Overview

- Ongoing -

Objectives

The initiative is working on delivering insights on the following aspects of the topic of Microplastics in Food:
- working definition of ‘microplastics in food’;
  • guidelines for harmonisation of analytical approaches for dietary microplastics;

  • an outreach event, informative web-seminar to provide science-based information on some of the public health concerns related to dietary microplastics.

- Upcoming -

Objectives

Establish a multi-stakeholder platform for experts to discuss best practices and challenges regarding research in Microplastics. The aim is to accelerate scientific research and deepen the knowledge of the dangers of microplastics.

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Completed Expert Groups

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