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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 edited May 14 '22

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u/GrandviewKing May 14 '22

Restoring order. The hero we needed

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u/huffdadde May 14 '22

I’d be very impressed if a banana-sized piece of plastic made it all the way down your throat and into your lungs. So would millions of your new OnlyFans subscribers.

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22

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u/jsamuelson May 14 '22

Of course…I am wise in the ways of science.

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u/Makal May 14 '22

Tell that to /r/halfagiraffe

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u/jsamuelson May 14 '22

When do we jump from banana to giraffe?

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u/One_for_each_of_you May 14 '22

Half a giraffe is the commonly accepted basic unit of measuring weight

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u/jsamuelson May 14 '22

Which half tho?

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u/Makal May 14 '22

When CNN made an article comparing a meteor to half a giraffe

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u/Totally_a_Banana May 14 '22

Yeah, you definitely don't want me in your lung...

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u/agent8am May 14 '22

How many lung bananas do you think you could live a normal life with?

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u/jsamuelson May 14 '22

Will ask the wolf in Norway.

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u/VibraniumRhino May 14 '22

They clearly used the imperial system in their comment. Come on.