Microplastics and Human Health: Do we know enough?

NISTH Think Out: Debate Series

Oct 20 2022 • 58 mins

The NISTH Medical ThinkOut, is a series of healthcare-centred expert discussions on a wide range of topics, from the crossroads of medical science and all other disciplines, addressing global issues.

The inaugural ThinkOut, seeks to delve into the field of Microplastics and how it is affecting our health, directly or indirectly and what kind of technology is being developed to help with the adverse effects. Prof Shane Snyder, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and is the Executive Director of the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI) will bring the technological aspect to the conversation while Prof Sunny Wong, clinician-scientist and an Associate Professor at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCM), NTU, will highlight the medical impacts of microplastics on human health. The session will be moderated by Prof Lim Kah Leong, Professor and Vice Dean (Research) and President’s Chair in Translational Neuroscience at LKCM, NTU and Prof Vanessa Evers, Professor of Computer Science at NTU and the Director of NISTH.