For several years, marine scientists have warned that these ocean plastics are intended for food products through fish and other ocean animals. The latest research suggests that microplastics are also directly in the human body.
In a new pilot study, researchers surveyed a small group of eight participants from eight countries: Finland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, U.K. And Austria. Their stereo samples were examined using a newly developed analytical procedure for 10 types of plastics. Each participant has a daily diet.
All sample sample testing is positive in microbial. Analysis suggests that plastics enter plastics packaged food and water bottles.
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On average, researchers discovered 20 micro-particles per 10 grams. Some participants as many as nine different plastics have been found in size between 50 and 500 micrometers. The most common types of plastics were polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene terephalate (PET), which are two of the most common types of plastic used in food packaging and marking.
Phillip Schwabil, the leading researcher at the University of Vienna, is presenting the largest European gastrointestinal researchers in Europe. The research was conducted by the Vienna Medical University and Environment Agency Austria.
"Special concern is what it means [medical professionals] And in patients with gastrointestinal disorders, "said Schwabl's new research.
Microplastics can affect tolerance and immune response GI roads accumulated by dangerous quantities of toxic chemicals and pathogens, research teams.
Schwabl notes that risks are not limited to the GI tract.
"Despite the fact that the highest plastic concentrations of animal studies have been found in the intestine, small micro-particles can enter blood vessels, lymphatic systems and may even reach the liver," he said. "Now, we have the first evidence in the microprocessor inside the human body, we need further research to understand what it means to human health."