Microplastics Found in Human Stool

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Tiny slivers of plastic are making it all the way into humans’ guts and into their feces, a new study shows.

Mussels, sea salt, and shrimp: these are just a few of the things that scientists have found riddled with microplastics in the past year. According to research to be presented at a conference tomorrow, scientists can now add another item to the list: humans.

The study tested stool samples from eight different healthy adults and found microplastics in every stool sample tested. The research, which will be presented at the annual United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Week in Vienna, Austria, is another step in what researchers hope will reveal how microplastics move through the environment.

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