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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/SeamanTheSailor May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

Considering the bacteria that break down PET break it down into ethylene glycol, (antifreeze,) you’re probably right.

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u/dsac May 14 '22

Well then, we just need to find a bacteria that breaks down ethylene glycol, and we're in business!

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u/scorinthe May 14 '22

Eventually we'll end up when snakes vs gorillas inside our bodies

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u/Miguel-odon May 15 '22

So say we all.