A small pilot study of 8 subjects showed that all people had microplastic in their stool. To say the least, the lead investigator of this study was flabbergasted. What can this mean for the rest of us unknowing mules?
The fact that micropastics are found in 100% of participants in this study means that it’s making its way to the gut biome of our bodies. Once it has passed into the nutritional absorbing pathway in our body, this could have implications on our tissues, lymphatic system, and even our blood.
The question in the back of my mind is how are these micropastics getting in there? Don’t blame the seafood. This may be as clear as day and we’re caught red-handed. All of the participants had consumed foods that came from plastic packages and drank bottled water during the study.
Because the study consisted of so few participants and all of them were carrying micropastic in their stool samples, it leaves researchers were more questions. Are we really getting micropastics from our food and water source or is this an environmental implication? Do they truly pass through the body or are they getting in there some other way?
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Easier said than done, right?
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