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Plastic pollution leads to microplastics in the gut



VIENNA — In a small pilot study presented at UEG Week 2018, researchers found microplastics in human stool samples, likely caused by increased plastic pollution and plastic contamination of food.
Philip Schwabl , of the Medical University of Vienna, and colleagues wrote that plastic accumulates in the ocean where it can be ingested by sea creatures like tuna, lobster and shrimp and then enters the human food supply.
“This is the first study of its kind and confirms what we have long suspected, that plastics ultimately reach the human gut,” Schwabl said in a press release. “Of

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