Microplastics’ Ticking Time Bomb
Monday, 9 May 2022
For the first time, microplastics are found in the human blood and in the deepest portion of the lungs. These particles may trigger chronic inflammation.
DICK Vethaak, an ecotoxicologist from the Department of Environment and Health, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, felt a mix of pride and concern—he and his team were the first scientists to discover microplastics in the human blood. “It’s a breakthrough result,” Vethaak told The Guardian on Thursday, March 24. “It is certainly reasonable to be concerned. The particles are there and are transported thro...
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