Plastic Micro- and Nanoparticles
Preparation and characterization of micro- and nano-sized plastic particles for human hazard assessments.
Plastic degradation in the environment results in the formation of plastic microparticles and, upon further degradation, plastic nanoparticles. Only limited data is available regarding the impact of these plastic micro- and nanoparticles on human health; despite increasing evidence of their transfer to humans via the food chain. This project investigates the production and characterization of plastic micro- and nanoparticles made from materials commonly used in the packaging industry. These particles are subsequently used as test materials for further in-vitro studies to determine the potential effects of plastic micro- and nanoparticles on human health.
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Lehner Roman, Wohlleben Wendel, Septiadi Dedy, Landsiedel Robert, Petri-Fink Alke, Rothen-Rutishauser Barbara
Archives of Toxicology (2020)Fluorescent plastic nanoparticles to track their interaction and fate in physiological environments
Caldwell Jessica, Lehner Roman, Balog Sandor, Rhême Christian, Gao Xin, Septiadi Dedy, Weder Christoph, Petri-Fink Alke, Rothen-Rutishauser Barbara
Environmental Science: Nano (2020)Emergence of Nanoplastic in the Environment and Possible Impact on Human Health
Lehner Roman, Weder Christoph, Petri-Fink Alke, Rothen-Rutishauser Barbara
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