On September 24, 2019 at 15:00 CEST, the Food Packaging Forum will host a webinar with researcher Lisa Zimmermann from the Goethe University Frankfurt who will present the results of a recently published study titled “Benchmarking the in vitro toxicity and chemical composition of plastic consumer products.” The study analyzed the overall toxicity present in everyday plastic products using a set of in vitro bioassays, which allowed for the comparison of the chemical toxicity of different plastic types as well as of food and non-food contact materials (FPF reported). Outcomes from the study also provide insights into the individual substances found in plastic products including their type and origin. Zimmermann works within the PlastX project in the Department of Aquatic Ecotoxicology at the Goethe University Frankfurt. Registration for the webinar is now open and free of charge.
Food Packaging Forum (September 17, 2019). “Benchmarking the in Vitro Toxicity and Chemical Composition of Plastic Consumer Products.”
Andrew Turley (September 19, 2019). “Plastics cause in vitro toxicity via unknown mixtures, study finds.” Chemical Watch
Zimmermann, L., et al. (2019). “Benchmarking the in vitro toxicity and chemical composition of plastic consumer products.” Environmental Science and Technology (published August 5, 2019).