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Study finds microplastics in human blood for the first time

The Hill: A new study has found microplastics in human blood for the first time.

In a study published in the journal Environment International and first reported by The Guardian, scientists analyzed blood samples from 22 healthy volunteers. A quantifiable mass of plastic particles were discovered in 17 of the samples, or nearly 80 percent of subjects.

PET plastic, which is commonly used for beverage bottles, was detected in 50 percent of the samples. Polystyrene, utilized for packing food, was found in 36 percent of the samples, and polyethylene, which makes up plastic bags, was discovered in 23 percent of samples. PMMA was measured in 5 percent of samples.'

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