Past Event

Unbottling the Environmental & Health Impacts of Nanoplastics

April 18, 2024
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Join Columbia Climate School’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) to learn about a groundbreaking study uncovering a hidden threat in one of our most common commodities: bottled water.

This groundbreaking study, conducted by researchers at LDEO, has revealed the presence of hundreds of thousands of previously uncounted tiny plastic particles in bottled water samples.

LDEO invites you to explore what they have learned about the distribution and concentration of microplastics and nanoplastics in various environments, including our living spaces.

The event will discuss the major exposure pathways, penetration through biological barriers, and the potential health impacts, including developmental and neurological effects. They will also discuss the limitations of previous exposure assessment methods and the solutions our researchers have developed for quantifying nanoplastics.

Event Contact Information
Michelle Mischler
[email protected]