Dietary and inhalation exposure to microplastics and its impact on health
The World Health Organization’s report summarized the scientific knowledge on human exposure to micro- and nanoplastics and its potential associated health risks.
Microplastics cause damage to human cells
Toxicological impacts of microplastic exposure in human cells have been identified.
Microplastics found in human hearts
Study published in Environmental Science and Technology provides preliminary evidence that microplastics can accumulate and persist in the heart and its innermost tissues.
Microplastics in human semen
Microplastics were found in six out of ten samples collected from men living in Southern Italy.
Microplastics entering from blood to brain
Study shows how orally administered nanoplastics breach the blood-brain barrier and reach the brain in mice.
Microplastics in the placentas of unborn babies
Scientists discovered evidence of microplastics in human placenta.
Microplastics in human breast milk
Scientists found microplastics in human breast milk. They are concerned over potential health impacts of chemical contaminants on babies.
Microplastics in human blood
Scientists discovered plastic particle pollution in human blood.
Microplastics in human lung
Scientists found microplastics in human lung tissue.
You eat the equivalent of a credit card of microplastics a week
Currently, people ingest approximately 5 grams of microplastics every week.
Bottle-fed babies swallow millions of microplastics a day
Exposure also affects plastic food containers, a study shows.