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March 03, 2020

SEA’s Dr. Kara Lavender Law Delivers Keynote Address at Microplastics Conference

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"Microplastics research needs innovation, health focus"
By Marla Broadfoot
Environmental Factor
National Institutue of Environmental Health Sciences

Experts from the environmental science and health communities met Jan. 27-28 in Washington, D.C., to discuss microplastics, the tiny pieces of plastic now being detected throughout the environment. The workshop was organized by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) and sponsored by NIEHS.

“The goal was to bring together diverse viewpoints and stakeholders to talk about this complex and evolving issue,” said Nigel Walker, Ph.D., deputy division director for research at the National Toxicology Program (NTP), who helped plan the event. “I believe we succeeded and have generated a lot of enthusiasm for developing new research approaches.”

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