ZonMw promotes health research and care innovation throughout the entire knowledge chain from fundamental research to implementation. Through various subsidy programmes, we promote and fund development and practical application in the area of prevention improvement, care, and health. The work field of the knowledge chain as a whole is broad, making ZonMw a unique organisation.
One of the various subsidy programmes is Microplastics & Health. The purpose of this programme is to gain insight into the interaction and effects of small plastic particles at the cell or organ level in humans. At the same time the purpose is to (further) develop innovative methods of measurement and deliver preliminary results on which further research can be based.