What are the impacts of micro- and nanoplastics on the human body?

We are 75 organisations from 21 countries working within five large-scale research projects united in CUSP – the European research cluster to understand the health impacts of micro- and nanoplastics (MNPs).


The CUSP cluster

Uniting five research initiatives in one large cluster will help create synergies and amplify the effort of individual research initiatives. The CUSP team will work closely with the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre to enhance the impact of their research and to make sure there is a constant dialogue between science and policymaking.

Press release

Learn more about CUSP's launch

A press release about the CUSP cluster is available for download in 13 different languages


Dive into the 6th edition of the CUSP News

We are excited to announce the release of the 6th edition of the CUSP newsletter! This issue is brimming with the latest updates, groundbreaking research, and insights from our dedicated scientists. It is essential reading for anyone interested in micro- and nano-plastics (MNPs) and their impact on human health.

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Jul 12, 2024

CIEH Virtual Symposium Series: Measuring Microplastics

Aug 28 - Aug 30, 2024

International conference on microplastics, nanoplastics & human health

Dublin, Ireland

Sep 21 - Sep 25, 2024

2024 SETAC Asia-Pacific Conference

Tianjin, China

Sep 23 - Sep 27, 2024

MICRO 2024: Plastic Pollution from macro to nano

Lanzarote, Spain

Sep 23 - Sep 25, 2024

NanoTox 2024

Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

Nov 11 - Nov 14, 2024

Latin American Symposium on Food Safety

Santos, State of São Paulo, Brazil

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