WEBINAR: Australian Laboratory for Emerging Contaminants (ALEC) – “Microplastics Research Projects – The Hidden Hazards” Thursday 1st February, 1200pm – 1.00pm AEDTs

Jaye’s talk will explore how your choice of beverage container may affect your health. Learn about the widespread presence of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in different packaging materials, from glass to metal. Discover the first findings of bisphenol A (BPA) isomers in drinks and find out which beverage container exceeds the new guidelines set by the European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA). Understand why your choice of beverage container matters and how to choose safer options for your health and well-being.


Subharthe’s presentation will reveal the fate and transport of microplastics within Australia as he discloses the movement of microplastics in groundwater and surface water. He will also discuss how we may be drinking plastics from our favourite bottled water brands. These revelations redefine our comprehension of environmental contamination, highlighting the omnipresence of microplastic and their profound impact on our surroundings.