Plastic has become a part of our daily lives. While they have become invaluable components of a modern building, plastic production has many negative health and environmental effects.
The researchers have conducted an extensive study on healthy people from four continent and examined their food habits for over a week. All these were non-vegetarians and especially seafood lovers. Shockingly, all of them found to have microplastic particles in their stool samples. Out of 10 varieties tested for, nine different plastics were identified in the human waste, with polypropylene and polyethylene terephthalate the most common.
Based on their findings, the study researchers expect that tiny bits of plastics may be widespread in the human digestive system. The researchers have been warning to be cautious before consuming any food especially the seafood as we have been consuming the plastic indirectly.