Microplastic and nanoplastic transfer, accumulation, and toxicity in humans

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Plastics impact our daily lives. Unfortunately, it is the disuse and disposal of these items that may affect us the greatest. Plastic, micro- and nano-sized particles, likely from bulk degradation, have been identified in air pollution and water sources. Recently, plastic particles have also been identified in consumable products. The purpose of this review is to identify the likely routes of human exposure, the toxicological outcomes and concerns currently reported, and provide some considerations for future assessments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-69
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Toxicology
StatePublished - Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Toxicology


  • Exposure
  • Microplastic
  • Nanoplastic
  • Toxicity


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