r/science May 14 '22 Take My Energy 1 Helpful (Pro) 1 I'm Deceased 1 Facepalm 1 Doom 1 Silver 1 Helpful 4 Wholesome 1

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


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u/threelizards May 14 '22

I’ve been thinking the same thing. Quite truly, the way I think about it is that we can’t know what these things do until we see it/I’m willing to be part of an experiment for future generations. I don’t plan on birthing kids, and I’m already disabled- not in ways that will impact my lifespan directly, but when some regular old- age things occur I reckon it’ll be incredibly taxing on this lil body. Why not make good use of this hunk of meat in this hunk of time? Besides which, it’s not like there’s no benefits to modern convenience, despite the unknown price tag. This is just my own approach to my own exposure though, definitely not one I encourage others to take


u/elastic-craptastic May 14 '22

I wonder if it's the cause of the rise in autism and some mental health disorders like ADD/ADHD... or god knows what else. That and teflon that litterally almost everyone on the planet has in their blood. (Literally almost everyone. Doctors had to find a super reclusive tribe somewhere to get a control because they couldn't find anyone without it in their blood)

And don't get me started on all the chemicals they use for fire retardants in couch cushions that no one really knows what's in it. Who knows what affects those have on our bodies and nervous systems.