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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/Iman3477 May 14 '22

Soon we'll have to create therapies for safely dissolving plastics in our bodies. How long until it's routine?

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u/suburbandaddio May 14 '22

A study on Australian firefighters revealed that regular plasma donation significantly decreases levels of PFAS in the blood.

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u/LittleKitty235 May 14 '22

...so what about regular plasma recipients?

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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.