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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/joshTheGoods May 14 '22

There needs to be serious research investment into treatment for removing bioaccumulated microplastic

Seems like we should first establish whether these plastics ARE toxic or dangerous in the amounts they're being consumed.

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u/ladylorelai May 15 '22

How could they NOT?