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Omnipresent Plastic

It seems that plastic has become an almost-omnipresent being on our planet. It is now literally under our skin. Plastic pollution, as well as tiny plastic particles, or microplastics, have become ubiquitous in modern society.

These microplastics have been detected in the air, water and even in some foods, making their presence in our bodies essentially inevitable. 
“We definitely know we’re exposed, there’s no doubt,” says Chelsea Rochman, an ecologist at the University of Toronto in Canada, who studies human-made pollutants in fresh and saltwater environments. “We drink it, we breathe it, we eat it.”

Is plastic exposure bad for our health? Scientists do not know yet.

Check out Discover for more details about this topic.

(Image Credit: Hans/ Pixabay)


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