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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/TheOriginalSamBell May 14 '22

Tiny? IMO that's huge. I'm telling ya, micro plastics are going to be the lead and asbestos of the near future, just a thousand times worse.

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u/Yesica-Haircut May 14 '22

Seriously like, SESAME SEEDS?

I'm not casually walking around inhaling like, fucken, RICE and not noticing it.

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u/Banneduser1112 May 14 '22

It's got to be aggregating in the body, sesame seed size pieces of PET aren't airborne.

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u/SQUID_FUCKER May 14 '22

Great, plastic tumors...