Plastic and plastic additives – impacts on human and environmental health

In collaboration with the Norwegian Society of Pharmacology and Toxicology (NSFT), the Plastics Network organizes the meeting “Plastic and plastic additives – impacts on human and environmental health” November 11th in Bergen.

The meeting will take place in Stort Auditorium, on the second floor in Datablokken, located at the High Technology Centre in Thormøhlens gate 55. It is also possible to attend digitally online over Zoom.

Researchers from various disciplines gather this day with a common focus on plastics challenges. The major topics are how plastic can impact both environmental and human health. Keynote speaker is professor Juliette Legler from Utrecht University.

10:00-10:05: Welcome (Tanja Kögel, HI/UiB, Amy Lusher, NIVA/UiB, Odd André Karlsen, UiB)
10:05-10:45: Keynote: Microplastics and human health: addressing the knowledge gaps, Juliette Legler, UU
10:45-11:10: Plastic particles or associated chemicals – wherein lies the environmental hazard? A topic for the global agreement?, Lisbeth Sørensen, SINTEF
11:10-11:20: Break
11:20-11:45: Environmental sensitivity during the embryonic period in fish, Kaja Skjærven, HI
11:45-12:10: Exposure and effects of microplastic particles in mammalian models, Jutta Dierkes, UiB
12:10-13:10: Lunch
13:10-13:35: The danger of chemicals in plastics – what is facts and what is fiction?, Tanja Radusin, NORNER
13:35-14:00: Ecotoxicological impacts of plastics in the aquatic environment: current status, Tânja Gomes, NIVA
14:00-14:10: Break
14:10-14:25: Occupational exposure and health challenges of microplastics: knowns and unknowns, Anani Afanou, STAMI
14:25-14:50: The regulatory environment of plastic pollution in the EU, Barbara Bokor, UiB
14:50-15:20: Wrap up – solutions for the future, Tanja, Amy, Juliette, all

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