Call for urgent research on ingestion of microplastics

Small global study detects nine different types of plastic in human stool

Tiny pieces of plastic may get into the body via the air people breathe and the food they eat, a study suggests.

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Researchers who examined stool samples from eight people from diverse geographical locations found that all the samples contained microplastics, according to a report in Annals of Internal Medicine.

"This small prospective case series showed that various microplastics were present in human stool, and no sample was free of microplastics," wrote the team of researchers led by Dr Philipp Schwabl

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