Evidence of microplastic contamination in human gut

European scientists have detected nine types of microplastics in stool samples from a worldwide sample of subjects, in the first study of its kind.

European scientists have detected nine types of microplastics in stool samples from a worldwide set of subjects, in the first study of its kind.

Researchers from the Medical University of Vienna and the Environment Agency Austria found microplastic contamination in all of eight subjects from Finland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, the UK and Austria.

Food diaries kept by the participants before they were tested showed they were all exposed to plastics from food and drinks packaging.

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