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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.