Plastic particles found in the human bloodstream for the first time

The first evidence of plastic particles being absorbed into the bloodstream has been produced by scientists in the Netherlands using novel analytical tools.

Microplastics have been proven to induce aneurysms in fish and cognitive impairment in hermit crabs, and the negative effects have been witnessed on marine organisms. Plastic particles have been found in every sample of human tissue and stool, indicating that they find their way into the human body.

The researchers behind this new study wanted to expand on it by looking into the possibility of plastics in human blood. To do so, the researchers devised a novel method that involves using mass spectrometry to look for microic plastic particles in human blood.

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