You are ingesting one teaspoon of microplastic a week, study finds

(Credit: DEREVYA/Shutterstock) Plastics are everywhere, from our phones to our cars to our utensils. Now researchers find they're inside our bodies as well. Americans consume more than 70,000 microplastic particles every year, a new study says. That sounds like a lot, but that number is still likely an underestimate, the researchers say. The consequences to human health are largely unknown. “The results of our study support the concept that we are living in a ‘plastic environment’ and con

You are ingesting one teaspoon of microplastic a week, study finds

At a conservative estimate, people around the world are consuming a credit card's-worth of microplastic every week, according to a new study. ...

Tue 11 Jun 19 from ABC Science

What a bottled-water habit means for intake of ‘microplastics’

Nature, Published online: 11 June 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01828-wPeople in the United States could be taking in more than 100,000 plastic particles a year in food, drink ...

Tue 11 Jun 19 from Nature News

Americans Eat and Inhale Over 70,000 Plastic Particles Each Year According to a New Analysis

The health effects of microplastics are unknown

Thu 6 Jun 19 from TIME

Americans Consume More Than 70,000 Microplastic Particles Every Year

(Credit: DEREVYA/Shutterstock) Plastics are everywhere, from our phones to our cars to our utensils. Now researchers find they're inside our bodies as well. Americans consume more than 70,000 ...

Wed 5 Jun 19 from Discover Magazine

Estimating microplastic consumption

Since the mass production of plastics began in the 1940s, the versatile polymers have spread rapidly across the globe. Although plastics have made life easier in many ways, disposing of the ...

Wed 5 Jun 19 from Phys.org

People may be unknowingly ingesting as much as a credit card's worth of PLASTIC every week

The study by researchers from the University of Newcastle combines data from over 50 studies on the ingestion of microplastics, which are plastic particles under five millimetres in size.

Wed 12 Jun 19 from Daily Mail

You could be swallowing a credit card's weight in plastic every week

Worldwide, people ingest an average of 5 grams of plastic every week, the equivalent of a credit card, a new study suggests.

Wed 12 Jun 19 from CNN

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