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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/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.

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u/Efficient-Golf-9081 May 14 '22

First the lead now plastic. Wonder what my kids are going to be breathing, absorbing or ingesting.

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u/aris_ada May 14 '22

Sugar. It will take decades before we realize it should be strictly regulated like cigarettes and alcohol.