Detection of microplastics in human lung tissue using μFTIR spectroscopy

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Research suggests people breathe in microplastic particles, as they are detected in all regions of human lungs for the first time. Scientists found 39 microplastic particles within 11 of 13 lung tissue samples, and included common microplastics shed from common types of plastic including polypropylene (PP), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and resin. Microplastics have previously been detected in indoor and outdoor air.

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