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ARIZONA – Researchers at Arizona State University say a new innovative technique which has enabled them to identify microplastics in human tissue has shown up traces of polyethylene terephthalate, (PET) polyethylene (PE) and Bisphenol A (BPA) in samples of lung, liver, spleen and kidney tissue.

Research leads Charles Rolsky and Varun Kelka say they exposed 47 samples of human tissue to a range of microplastics and then put them through a mass spectrometer, concluding that they could be absorbed in such samples

“There’s evidence that plastic is making its way into our bodies, but very few studies have looked for it there. And at this point, we don’t know whether this plastic is just a nuisance or whether it represents a human health hazard,” Rolsky commented.

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