Happy to announce that the paper I wrote with Stephanie Wright (King's College, London, UK) will soon be published in Frontiers. It is an example of connecting different worlds in an effort to learn and accelerate robust interventions toward inhaled microplastics. Nanoconsult: connecting solutions!
On September 15, 2021, the Dutch Health Council released itsAdvies-Risicos-van-ultrafijnstof-in-de-buitenlucht The advisory report was prepared by the temporary Ultrafine Dust Committee. The headline of the press release is: 'Reduce ultrafine dust emissions to protect health'. The intro: 'There is increasing evidence that ultrafine dust can be harmful to health. Therefore, the Health Council [...]
Are you planning to attend Particles & Health 2o21 (Home | Particles & Health 2020 (particlesandhealth.org))? This conference focusses again on the PSLT issue but this time in a broader context, and at the same time tries to point at the current consequences of (STOT) classification under current OECD guidance for particles. [...]
The last two days I spent quite some time online in a virtual (Teams) kick-off of MOMENTUM, a public private partnership research consortium funded by Zon-MW and Health Holland, Happy to contribute in kind with our expertise on particle toxicology and introduced the concept of Safe-by-Degradation as lesson learnt from previous [...]
Happy to share pre-publication of paper in Open Research Europe, connecting my expertise on particle induced effects in lung and after release from medical devices. Astonishing parallels between particle induced effects in lung and hip.
It is not always evident from my website but I regularly support local groups with objections to traffic extension or airport issues, usually by an expert assessment on (missing) data or suggestions how to move forward in a specific dossier. Today received news that in one such trajectory the legal court has [...]
The burden on and effects on the environment and people due to the use of biocides in agriculture and horticulture is a well-known fact. For example, in wine-growing in France, about 90% of all biocides are used on 10% of the total agricultural area. In addition, even organic (wine) farmers are [...]
On Monday, Jan. 11 2021 ZonMW presented the ‘knowledge agenda Microplastics and Health’ to the Dutch State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management. This knowledge agenda describes the most important knowledge gaps and calls for more research. In presenting this knowledge agenda, ZonMw also publicly announced the awarding of the MOMENTUM project. [...]
This smiling girl is Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah who died of asthma last year following an asthma attack and has become the first person in the UK to have air pollution listed as a cause of death. At the conclusion of the two-week inquest, coroner Philip Barlow said Ella had been exposed to "excessive" [...]
A significant part of 2020, Nanoconsult has spent on composing a white paper on the health impact of microplastic particles. For this effort a read-across approach was taken to use current know-how and paradigms developed in other particle area's such as PSLT, nanomaterials and ambient PM. The final report was now delivered [...]