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Microplastics found in human blood for first time

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Researchers at Amsterdam's VU University used special glass tools to carry out the research. Half of the samples contained PET, a type of polyester used to make plastic bottles. In a third of cases they found polystyrene, a packaging material often used for food. Microplastics, up to 5 mm in size, are a result of the deterioration of plastic waste.
3 months ago·Amsterdam, Netherlands

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