On Monday 11 January 2021, the knowledge agenda Microplastics and Health was presented to the State Secretary of Infrastructure and Water Management Stientje van Veldhoven. The most important gaps in knowledge have been identified in this knowledge agenda and calls are made for more research. ZonMw, together with other funders, is taking an important first step in the right direction for solution-oriented follow-up research. The Toxicology group of Wageningen University & Research is contributing to this research with a postdoc.
In this studie researchers will further explore which characteristics of the nano and microplastics determine the potential adverse effects on the human tissues. "We are very pleased to be a partner in the Dutch collaborative research project coordinated by Utrecht University", says Hans Bouwmeester, associate Professor Toxicology.