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Environmental and health risks of microplastic pollution

Scientific advice on the risks from microplastic pollution in the absence of comprehensive and detailed evidence

About the topic

There is concern about microplastic pollution and its impact on the environment and human health among scientists, policy makers and the public. Scientific evidence about the extent of this impact remains limited, however.

This scientific opinion makes recommendations on how the EU together with other global policy actors should respond to microplastic pollution based on state-of-the-art scientific knowledge.

Advice and related documents

Contact: EC-SAM@ec.europa.eu