Nanoplastic Impact on Human Health—A 3D Intestinal Model to Study the Interaction with Nanoplastic Particles

  • Roman LehnerEmail author
  • Alke Petri-Fink
  • Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Water book series (SPWA)


Much attention has been paid in recent years to the fate of microplastics in the environment. Several studies have shown that microplastics can be taken up by a variety of organisms (e.g., fish, mussels, zooplankton, sea urchin, birds) and thus can cause adverse effects such as death due to ingestion and entanglement, as well as pro-inflammatory responses.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roman Lehner
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alke Petri-Fink
    • 2
  • Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser
    • 1
  1. 1.Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of FribourgFribourgSwitzerland
  2. 2.Chemistry DepartmentUniversity of FribourgFribourgSwitzerland

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