Plastic pollution has now reached into the human body, according to a new story.
The results showed that half of those tested contained PET plastic, used for water bottles, while more than a third had polystyrene in their blood. That is used for disposable food containers
“This is the first time we have actually been able to detect and quantify” microplastics in human blood, said Dick Vethaak, an ecotoxicologist at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Microplastic particles were found in human blood for first time in a study pic.twitter.com/X1OvXlSQKb
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“This is proof that we have plastics in our body — and we shouldn’t,” he said.
“It is certainly reasonable to be concerned,” Vethaak said, according to the Guardian. “The particles are there and are transported throughout the body.”
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He noted that past research has shown babies excrete plastic from the bottles used to feed them.
“We also know in general that babies and young children are more vulnerable to chemical and particle exposure,” he explained. “That worries me a lot.”
He said more research is needed to determine the impacts of plastic in humans’ blood.
Microplastics were detected in human blood for the first time, according to a new study.
Most samples were plastics linked to water bottles and polystyrene, reports @guardian. Past research found microplastics can cause cell death and can pass the blood-brain barrier in mice. pic.twitter.com/WpC4QJBN7o
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“Where is it going in your body? Can it be eliminated? Excreted? Or is it retained in certain organs, accumulating maybe, or is it even able to pass the blood-brain…