Microplastics – “What we know and don’t know” Is the Title of a NBC News Story

On April 11, 2022, a NBC news story https://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/microplastics-human-body-know-dont-know-rcna23331 reported that “… What recent research makes clear so far is that microplastics are ubiquitous, that these particles enter peoples’ bodies regularly during inhalation or through consumption of food or drinks … What remains less apparent is what risks to health, if any, these tiny particles pose at the concentrations they’ve been found … Some studies of laboratory animals and cells grown outside the body suggest that there are reasons for concern about how these minuscule pieces of plastics affect our physiology … European researchers are ramping up their efforts. In 2019, The Netherlands jumpstarted 15 projects on microplastics and then extended additional funding to a microplastics research research consortium last year. The European Union committed more than $32 million toward five micro- and nanoplastics studies from 2021-2025 …” #MicroPlastics #NanoPlastic #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic

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