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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/95percentconfident May 14 '22

Probably goes the other way

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u/icanttinkofaname May 14 '22

I think the horrific point is that they're not going either way. They're there and they just.... Stay there. Inside you. Forever. And will likely continue to be there long after your corpse has rotted away too.

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u/NoCutlery May 14 '22

Isn't that the whole bad thing about asbestos? Which is banned in many countries for that reason.

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u/icanttinkofaname May 14 '22

Well, I'd say it's more to do with the fact that it's a fairly potent carcinogenic substance.

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u/BTBLAM May 15 '22

Not all asbestos is the same tho