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



First CUSP thematic workshop tackles exposure

Guest speakers and CUSP collaborators gather to discuss exposure assessment for micro- and nanoplastics (MNPs); share best practices and focus on most critical challenges for MNP risk assessment; progress will need to be iterative and require careful coordination between experts from different disciplines

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Jun 8 - Jun 10, 2022

Progressing Together: 2nd CUSP Annual Meeting at the JRC (Ispra)

Ispra, VA, Italy

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