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.
Learn more about CUSP's launch
A press release about the CUSP cluster is available for download in 13 different languages
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations publishes a review on human exposure to micro- and nanoplastic (MNP) via dietary sources; finds that lack of sufficient data and standardized analytical methods preventing conclusive answers on potential health impacts
First CUSP policy brief outlines the regulatory relevance of the research being carried out across the five CUSP projects; includes an overview of specific legislative areas to which CUSP activities could contribute