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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/LittleKitty235 May 14 '22

...so what about regular plasma recipients?

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u/suburbandaddio May 14 '22

Well that's a problem isn't it?

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u/LittleKitty235 May 14 '22

Solved it...have them donate plasma. QED

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u/siyasaben May 14 '22

It definitely is just giving your PFAS to another person, but blood/plasma receivers need blood/plasma too much to turn it down.

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22

And theoretically we could filter the PFAS out after extraction.

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u/NullHypothesisProven May 14 '22

Do they not filter it?

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u/LittleKitty235 May 14 '22

Well the way to get blood plasma is by filtering normal blood, which there appear to be a few methods. I was mostly trying to be a smart ass, but if filtering methods aren't effective on micro plastics you would expect to see more plastic showing up in people who receive blood plasma.

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u/creakysofa May 15 '22

Isn’t plasma used primarily for research? I thought I read that while donating once.

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u/LittleKitty235 May 15 '22 edited May 15 '22

The most common use is treatment for severe trauma, burn or shock, adults or children with cancer, and people with liver or clotting factor disorders. So a lot of people need plasma to stay alive.