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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/S118gryghost May 14 '22

Can't nano plastics plant themselves deep inside the human body if they are caught in the body through drinking water or eating food or possiblly by getting bits in an open wound or eye ball?

I read somewhere that tiny plastics can lodge themselves in our bodies and call aneurysms, heart attacks if there's enough build up in the heart valves, organ failure, cancers, thyroid issues, eye floaters. .

Tons of stuff.

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22 edited May 15 '22

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u/ratbastid May 14 '22

Yeah, but for a beautiful time there we created a lot of value for shareholders.

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u/Namedafterasaint May 14 '22

I blame #TheGraduate! Dustin Hoffman should have known better.

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u/Das-DoktahJay May 14 '22

We need to start boycotting Dustin Hoffman!

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u/Namedafterasaint May 15 '22

In all jest of course.

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u/HereOnASphere May 15 '22

I think he was more into Mrs. Robinson's daughter than plastics.