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Microplastics Found in Blood for the First Time, Study Says

  • Plastic particles were found in 17 of 22 study participants
  • Materials pollute the ocean, risk entering human food supply

Microplastics were detected in human blood for the first time, according to a study that may indicate the potential for particles to travel to organs.

Scientists found 17 out of the 22 healthy people they took samples from had quantifiable amounts of plastic particles in their blood. Researchers said further study is needed to determine the health risks of the materials.