Microplastics found in human blood for first time

Late last week, The Guardian reported on research from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam that examined blood samples from 22 anonymous, healthy volunteers and found microplastics in nearly 80 percent of them

The study, published Thursday in Environment International, found that half of the blood samples showed traces of PET plastic, widely used to make drink bottles, while more than a third had polystyrene, used for disposable food containers and many other products.

Read the coverage in The Guardian.

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