Microplastics in bottles used for infant feeding

Recently, the lab was contacted to comment on a recent study published in Nature Food by the Flemish media. The article studied the release of microplastics from different types of plastic bottles used to feed infants. Researchers found that bottles can release between 14,600 to 4,550,000 particles per capita per day. Unfortunately, effect research on the topic is scarce and limited and it is unknown whether this will lead to harmful effects. Research directions of the lab include providing answers to these questions and better understand how microplastics can affect human health. The full article in the Flemish media can be found here