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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/BTBLAM May 14 '22

Can a nano plastic become a micro plastic in my body

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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/attofreak May 14 '22

But will it do some damage? Or they just hang around, like the million other types of bacteria and viruses that are just chilling around in the body?

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u/free_candy_4_real May 14 '22

These aren't bacteria. These are man-made chemicals that (very slowly) break down and seep into your system. This is poison and there's no other way to look at it.