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The Guardian June 5, 2019

People eat at least 50,000 plastic particles a year, study finds

by Damian Carrington Environment editor

Health effects of ingestion of microplastics via food, water and breathing still unknown

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Environ Sci Technol JUNE 5, 2019

Human Consumption of Microplastics

KD Cox et al

Microplastics are ubiquitous across ecosystems, yet the exposure risk to humans is unresolved. Focusing on the American diet, we evaluated the number of microplastic part …

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