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.

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Learn more about CUSP's launch

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



The WHO Europe Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health: Highlighting the benefits of research into microplastics and health for policy action

Countries across Europe committed to take urgent action to stop millions of preventable deaths every year linked to climate change and pollution during the 7th Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, organised by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe on July 5-7th in Budapest, Hungary; CUSP projects POLYRISK and PLASTICHEAL participated in the event to highlight the various ways research into micro- and nanoplastics (MNPs) can benefit future policy action to end pollution and protect health

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Nov 12 - Nov 17, 2023

Microplastics workshop for early career researchers: Best practices and expert insights

Ascona, Switzerland

Nov 13 - Nov 19, 2023

Third Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Plastic Pollution (INC-3)

Nairobi, Kenya

Nov 15, 2023

9th Meeting of the IATA Case Studies Project

Boulogne-Billancourt, France

Nov 20 - Nov 24, 2023

International Conferences on Environmental & Food Monitoring

Amsterdam, Netherlands

May 5 - May 9, 2024

SETAC Europe 34th Annual Meeting

Seville, Spain

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