John Libbey Eurotext

Environnement, Risques & Santé


Les impacts sanitaires liés à la contamination de l’environnement
par les micro- et les nano-plastiques :
une revue de la littérature Volume 20, issue 1, January-February 2021


This news is based on the following article: Jiang B, Kauffman AE, Li L, et al. Health impacts of environmental contamination of micro- and nanoplastics:a review. Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2020 ; 25 : 29. Doi : 10.1186/s12199-020-00870-9


This review briefly summarizes the various types of micro- and nanoplastics and their uses, their occurrence in different environmental compartments, and their health impacts on several animal species. The available research work reported in this review indicates that further investigation is needed to elucidate the dangers related to MNP pollution and to limit its dispersion in the environment.