Detection and characterization of microplastics in human breastmilk

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Dr. Antonio Ragusa of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Università Campus Bio Medico di Roma and collaborators found common types of microplastic particles in human breastmilk samples for the first time, in this landmark study. The scientists used Raman microspectroscopy as a primary research tool. Previously, scientists have detected plastic-additive chemicals, including PFAS and phthalates, in human breastmilk.

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