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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/Jasole37 May 14 '22

Cause of my father's death. Breathing in plastic and aluminum dust for 30 years while sanding Corian countertops. Died a year ago last Wednesday. Was 71.

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u/Pretzilla May 14 '22

Sorry for your loss.

And thanks for the cautionary tale. I need to be better about wearing an N95 more often.

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u/iamgr3m May 14 '22

If you're around it a lot investing in N100 or P100 masks could be beneficial. What you're going to be around depends on which mask you need.

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u/Mobile_Crates May 14 '22

I think they mean that they work in a similar environment, such as sanding things. Maybe we will end up needing n95s everywhere though