Nanomaterials and microplastics are not new to us. Nanomaterials, chemical structures with at least one dimension of 1 to 100 nanometers, are produced through natural processes such as volcanic eruptions as well as manufacturing. Microplastics are nearly all manmade material, plastic fragments or particles less than five millimeters in length. Although the benefits of plastics and nanotechnology are undeniable, there are mounting concerns over the potential negative impact they may pose to human and environmental health. Usage guidance and regulatory standards are evolving as these materials continue to be present in every day products.
This webinar provides an overview of sources, contamination, and impacts of nanomaterials and microplastics as well as best practices for their analysis.