Background and activities
Martin is a biologist interested in studying what plastics and other synthetic agents (e.g., endocrine disrupting chemicals) do to human and ecosystem health. For that he uses state-of-the-art in vitro and in vivo bioassays to characterize the total toxicity of complex samples (e.g., leachates of plastic materials). He also applies effect-directed chemical analysis to identify novel compounds causing the observed toxicity. With this approach he aims at contributing to a more holistic understanding human and environmental exposomes. To achieve this, he is working at the interface of mechanistic toxicology, exposure science, non-target chemical analysis, and environmental health.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
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- (2020) Impacts of food contact chemicals on human health: A consensus statement. Environmental health. vol. 19:25.
- (2020) Comparative assessment of microplastics in water and sediment of a large European river. Science of the Total Environment.
- (2020) Toxicity of microplastics and natural particles in the freshwater dipteran Chironomus riparius: Same same but different?. Science of the Total Environment. vol. 711.
- (2020) Combined effects of polystyrene microplastics and thermal stress on the freshwater mussel Dreissena polymorpha. Science of the Total Environment. vol. 718.
- (2020) Ingestion and toxicity of microplastics in the freshwater gastropod Lymnaea stagnalis: No microplastic-induced effects alone or in combination with copper. Chemosphere.
- (2020) Are bioplastics and plant-based materials safer than conventional plastics? In vitro toxicity and chemical composition. Environment International.
- (2020) What are the drivers of microplastic toxicity? Comparing the toxicity of plastic chemicals and particles on Daphnia magna. Environmental Pollution.
- (2019) Microplastics in the environment: Much ado about nothing? A debate. Global Challenges.
- (2019) Are We Speaking the Same Language? Recommendations for a Definition and Categorization Framework for Plastic Debris. Environmental Science and Technology. vol. 53 (3).
- (2019) When Fluorescence Is not a Particle: The Tissue Translocation of Microplastics in Daphnia magna Seems an Artifact. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. vol. 38 (7).
- (2019) Microplastics but not natural particles induce multigenerational effects in Daphnia magna. Environmental Pollution.
- (2019) On the creation of risk: Framing of microplastics risks in science and media. Global Challenges.
- (2019) Systematic review of toxicity removal by advanced wastewater treatment technologies via ozonation and activated carbon. Environmental Science and Technology. vol. 53 (13).
- (2019) Benchmarking the in Vitro Toxicity and Chemical Composition of Plastic Consumer Products. Environmental Science and Technology. vol. 53 (19).