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February 04, 2019 - Chemical and Engineering News

The pervasiveness of microplastics

The pervasiveness of microplastics
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About 8 million metric tons of plastic waste enters the oceans every year; eventually those bottles and bags break down into particles. Schwabl wondered whether tiny plastic particles—known as microplastics—are entering the food chain and being consumed by people and, if so, whether they could harm cells and tissue in the human gut.

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