Reprotoxicity of plastics

Sep 30, 2021

• All plastics contain potential migrants that can affect the activity and safety of
the packaged produce;
• Reprotoxicity has been demonstrated by direct contact between the migrants
and the spermatozoa. BADGE causes mainly miscarriages, while Surfynol and
lactones affect the fecundation. Surfynol affects proteins in the cells;
• In most of the cases, NIAS caused reprotoxicity;
• All NIAS here tested are quite common in food packaging materials;
• Identification and quantification of migrants, including NIAS, is extremely
important;
• Cytometry doesn’t provide enough sensitivity and detailed information about
this problem.

*Dr. Cristina Nerín

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