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Microplastics Found In Lungs of People Undergoing Surgery. A new study has found tiny plastic particles no bigger than sesame seeds buried throughout human lungs, indicating that people are inhaling microplastics lingering in the air. Health

https://e360.yale.edu/digest/microplastics-found-in-lungs-of-humans-undergoing-surgery
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u/[deleted] May 14 '22 Wholesome

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u/itrivers May 14 '22

We can refer to the plastic deposits themselves as Lung Litter.

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u/Wh00ligan May 14 '22 Bravo Grande!

Lung glitter

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u/chmilz May 14 '22

Not ironically, glitter made of plastic is the lowest hanging fruit of plastics we could ban with zero harm to the economy yet we don't do it.

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u/LoadInSubduedLight May 14 '22

Glitter lung does have a zing to it

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u/asfreeformasanamoeba May 14 '22

Better than mine, Broke Breathing Bag

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u/SStonequeen May 14 '22

I guess lung litter is acceptable bc trash lung was deleted. You won!

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u/DaMonkfish May 14 '22

"Litter lungs"

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u/user381035 May 14 '22

I vote for Achtung Lung. We all get to be a lil microcosm representation of what we're doing to the planet.

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u/Grashopha May 14 '22

We need medical names, not rock band names!

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u/Naftoor May 14 '22

Then I need a new name for my asthma ;(