Impacts and risks on human health and environment related to Nano- and Microplastic
WG1 aims to assess impacts and risks on human health and environment related to N/MPs, as well as to identify, develop and increase the European and global standardization of methods for testing the hazards of N/MPs.
Furthermore, it aims to identify and disseminate key challenges and research priorities in the field of (eco)toxicity testing, towards the harmonization of standardized hazard testing in various species and matrices. WG1 has two main subgroups: human health and environment.
Subgroup 1 – Human health
Leader: Dr. Amedeo Amedei, Florence University, Italy (email@example.com)
Dr. Manosij Ghosh, KU LEUVEN, Belgium (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subgroup 2 – Environment
Leader: Dr. Janeck J. Scott-Fordsmand, Aarhus University, Denmark (email@example.com)
WG1 kick-off meeting, 24th January 2022, on-line
This meeting aimed at introducing to WP1 participants the general goals and the activities of the WG. Disscussion related to the WG1 aims and how to define the tasks for the first grant period as well as for the entire project.
1st Round Table, 12th September 2023
Round table organized “A one-health approach for risk assessment of micro and nano-plastics”. This was organized as a meeting of three projects related to MP/NPs (Papillon-Minagris-PRIORITY) as a hybrid event and was held at the end of the AGRIFOODPLAST Conference 2023.
The meeting was structured in three sessions: Following an introduction three sessions were held.
1. Presentations from MINAGRIS and PAPILLON EU project and COST Action PRIORITY
2. Scene-setting: A roadmap for micro and nanoplastics risk assessment and Standardisation of methods
Session 2 involved scene-setting expert presentations:
- Ettore Capri. A roadmap for micro and nanoplastics risk assessment: lessons to be learned from plant protection products. Professor in Agricultural Chemistry and expert in pesticide risk assessment having worked for several years in the EFSA Plant Protection Products panel.
- Margherita Ferrante. Standardisation of methods for micro and nanoplastics quantification. The experience with patented food methods and the potential transfer to soil analyses. Professor in Human Hygiene and has developed a patented method for microplastics quantification in foods
3. World café discussion: research, policy, public
Session 3 was an interactive in-person session exploring how Risk Assessment Roadmap, Method Standardisation and Research gaps can be met for policy development. A world café method was used in which three groups of participants rotated around three flip chart stations (policy, research, public) where they discussed given open questions with a facilitator who captured the discussions.