Plastic Found In Human Bodies From 4 Different Continents
According to The Huff Post, a recent study at The Medical University of Vienna found microplastics in human bodies.
This came after a researcher found plastics present in the bodies of eight healthy people, from four different continents.
The volunteers were asked to keep a food diary and record if they'd drunk from plastic water bottles, used toothpaste from plastic tubes, cosmetics, chewed gum and eaten fish.
The Huff post explains, "There is data on microplastics being present in shrimps, fish, oysters and mussels, but there was a question over whether they were present in humans...It is highly likely that during various steps of food processing or as a result of packaging, food is being contaminated with plastics.”
Researchers say that plastic is not biodegradable. Even the smallest plastic particles can end up in a person's bloodstream and may even reach the liver.
The Huff Post adds, "We need further research to understand what this may mean for human health.”
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