EU funded project PLASTICHEAL aims at developing innovative tools to study the impact and mode of action of micro and nanoplastics on human health.


Micro and nanoplastics: a health risk?

Humans are exposed to incidental micro and nanoplastics (MNPLs) due to their ubiquitous presence in the environment, but there is only very limited information on the potential impact of this exposure on human health. The current regulatory framework cannot ensure that incidental MNPLs present in the air, and in food and beverage products are at safe levels for the population.


Evidence-based policy making

PLASTICHEAL project will develop new methodologies and reliable scientific evidence for regulators to set the knowledge basis for adequate risk assessment of MNPLs.

Plasticheal’s approach

Plasticheal’s approach
Plasticheal’s approach mobile



PLASTICHEAL, together with AURORA, IMPTOX, PlasticsFatE and POLYRISK, is one of the five European main research projects currently working to understand micro- and nanoplastics (MNPLs) in our environment and their exposures and impacts on health.