Micro and Nano Plastics – Human Health Effects Examined in National Geographic Story

An April 25, 2022 National Geographic story https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/microplastics-are-in-our-bodies-how-much-do-they-harm-us titled “Microplastics are in our bodies. How much do they harm us? The science is unsettled, but researchers say there is cause for concern” asks: “… As plastic waste proliferates around the world, an essential question remains unanswered: What harm, if any, does it cause to human health? …” – The story reviews current research and includes statements by individual researchers and organizations, including the American Chemical Council – One researcher advises: “… Humans inhale a variety of foreign particles every day … The body’s first response is to find a way to expel them … Or, they could remain as an inert presence and do nothing …” – Another researcher asks: “… Will we find out in 40 years that microplastics in the lungs led to premature aging of the lung or to emphysema? We don’t know …” #MicroPlastics #NanoPlastics @NatGeo #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic

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