Scientists say humans have started pooping microplastics

Scientists say humans have started pooping microplastics

Microplastics are classified as pieces of plastic less than 5mm long.

Scientists from the Medical University of Vienna and the Environment Agency Austria identified evidence of microplastics in the stools of each individual who took part in an global study.

Researchers monitored participants from across the world, including Finland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, the United Kingdom and Austria, and analysed their stool samples which were tested and matched against a food diary. Scientists have found the particles, better known as microplastics, everywhere from the oceans, the air to tap and bottled water as well as beer, and table salt. Microplastic may impact human health via the GI tract where it could affect the tolerance and immune response of the gut.

Both the United States and the European Union banned the use of microbeads in the last couple years, but the amount of plastic pollutants in the environment-particularly in the oceans-is already monumental.

According to the NOAA's National Ocean Service, microplastics come from various sources, including larger plastic debris that breaks down into smaller pieces.

It is estimated that, globally, between two and five per cent of all plastics end up in the water.

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In diaries kept by the participants the week before submitting a sample, researchers found they were all exposed to plastic-wrapped food or drinks in plastic bottles.

While it should be noted that there have been scientific criticisms of some of these studies, there is strong concern that microplastics are becoming an increasing problem with as yet undetermined negative consequences on marine, animal, and human health. The research was presented today at the 26th UEG Week in Vienna. They also plan to study the harmful effects of these plastics on humans. None of the individuals were vegetarian and six of the eight people ate sea fish.

A research team from Vienna examined stool from participants in Europe, Japan, and Russian Federation and found out that everyone who took part had ingested some form of microplastic particles. Every single batch of crap they picked apart tested positive for microplastics. A research team in Vienna examined stool from participants in Europe, Japan, and Russian Federation and found out that every single person who took part had some form of plastic in their bodies from ingesting some form of microplastic particles.

First, microparticles are present in our body along with food and drinks from plastic containers.

Schwabl said it seemed that the rise in plastic pollution was an nearly inevitable bi-product of the way society operates, adding: "It is likely that the amount of plastic contamination may rise further if mankind does not change the current situation". Unlike other substances we eat, microplastics are too large to be absorbed by cells in the gut and simply pass through.

Amanda Callaghan, from the U.K.'s University of Reading, recently published research showing microplastics are now entering the food chain through mosquitoes, with the microplastics entering the mosquito in the larvae stage of development. The researchers then tested their stool for 10 different types of plastics. Which, if one thinks about it, only makes sense since we're eating and drinking them. Bettina Liebmann from the Federal Environment Agency and Philipp Schwabl from the Medical University of Vienna have succeeded in proving this.

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