- 03/01/2021 - 05/01/2024
- Cristina Villanueva
- The French agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety (ANSES)
Micro- and nano-plastics (MNP) are small plastic particles from plastic degradation. These contaminants are already in our food chain since they are residues of plastic containers used on a daily basis. We are also exposed to these particles by consuming animals that have in turn absorbed plastics. In addition, they can also be found in drinking water, especially if it comes from plastic bottles.
These contaminants are suspected of posing a substantial risk to human health, but it is unknown as scientific evidence does not yet exist.
The purpose of this study is to explore and assess which foods, which types of water (tap or bottled), and which individual habits may be associated with increased human exposure to MNPs and other additives present in plastics.
48 participants recruited from Barcelona will answer a questionnaire on diet and lifestyle factors and will provide a stool sample, a urine sample, and a sample of drinking water from their residence, where MNP and plastic additives will be measured.
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