Microplastic: It’s everywhere! But does it matter?

Microplastic: It’s everywhere! But does it matter?
Microplastic is an emerging environmental pollutant, which has been receiving substantial attention in recent years. Marta will summarize the scientific studies related to the effect of microplastic and present the general state of this part of the field

Studies reporting the widespread presence of microplastic particles in nature, food, and even in drinking water have raised concerns regarding their possible harmful effect.

Nevertheless, is microplastic toxic? How can it be harmful? Is the environment in danger because of microplastic? Are we at risk as well? These are the central questions that the lecture will tackle. It will give a comprehensive view of the current state of microplastic toxicity research by summarizing the findings of the latest scientific studies.

After the lecture, the audience will be invited to become a microplastic hunter and as such, to try to find microplastic particles in a soil sample.

The sample will be examined under a dissecting microscope to pick out microplastic particles. Afterward, a so-called infrared spectrometer will be used to find out which plastic material the particle was made of.

Marta Simon is Ph.D. student at Aalborg University and have grear experience in telling about microplastic.


17.00: Welcome by Ann-Sofie

17.05: Marta Simon will enlighten us all on Microplastic

18.05: Sandwich and Microplastic hunting

Environmental Technology Group in IDA Nord is hosting this presentation, there will be coffee, tea and water during the presentation and sandwich and softdrink after.

The presentation is a part of the Science Days and is open for all, allso non-IDA members. Set-up an account on www.ida.dk and you are good to go.

  • When

    25. apr. 2019 17:00 - 19:00
  • Where

    IDA, Vestre Havnepromenade 9 3 sal, 9000 Aalborg

  • Registration Deadline

    23. apr. 2019 - 12:00

  • Organizer

    Miljøteknisk Gruppe, IDA Nord

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