This [European Commission report] presents the current science on nanoplastics: their detection, assessment and monitoring; their impacts in the environment, ecotoxicity, and environmental fate; and their potential impacts on human health.

In 2022, nanoplastics research is a very fast-moving area. New techniques and methods are currently in development to detect, identify and analyse nanoplastics and their impacts, in the environment and in organisms. Methods of interest currently include various advanced techniques in light scattering and chemical identification. Harmonised protocols and reference materials are needed as well as advances in isolation, identification and field sampling.


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