Study Finds excerpt:
Microplastics may be the reason some people are more likely to develop inflammatory bowel disease, a new study warns. Researchers at Nanjing Medical University found higher quantities of these microscopic plastic particles in the feces of people with IBD than in their healthy peers.Study Finds
This is in reference to Analysis of Microplastics in Human Feces Reveals a Correlation between Fecal Microplastics and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Status by researchers at the Nanjing Medical University and published by American Chemical Society. While it has a low sample size, and the authors admit human health effects are not well understood, it did find a correlation between bowel disease and the presence of microplastics in its subjects.
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