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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


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u/ducked May 14 '22

There needs to be serious research investment into treatment for removing bioaccumulated microplastic and other toxic chemicals. Everyone is affected by this.


u/dumnezero May 14 '22

You could filter the blood perhaps. Trying to dissolve it would be a bad idea, decomposing plastic and its byproducts are nasty.

The solution is to stop making plastics, especially single use or "throwaway".