Study: Microplastics in our food may be making us sick

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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.

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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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