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You are ingesting one teaspoon of microplastic a week, study finds

ABC Science - Tue 11 Jun 19

At a conservative estimate, people around the world are consuming a credit card's-worth of microplastic every week, according to a new study. ...

What a bottled-water habit means for intake of ‘microplastics’

Nature News - Tue 11 Jun 19

Nature, Published online: 11 June 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01828-wPeople in the United States could be taking in more than 100,000 plastic particles a year in food, drink ...

Americans Eat and Inhale Over 70,000 Plastic Particles Each Year According to a New Analysis

TIME - Thu 6 Jun 19

The health effects of microplastics are unknown

Americans Consume More Than 70,000 Microplastic Particles Every Year

Discover Magazine - Wed 5 Jun 19

(Credit: DEREVYA/Shutterstock) Plastics are everywhere, from our phones to our cars to our utensils. Now researchers find they're inside our bodies as well. Americans consume more than 70,000 ...

Estimating microplastic consumption

Phys.org - Wed 5 Jun 19

Since the mass production of plastics began in the 1940s, the versatile polymers have spread rapidly across the globe. Although plastics have made life easier in many ways, disposing of the ...

Americans consumer 70,000 particles of microplastics per year, ScienceDaily - Wed 5 Jun 19
Estimating microplastic consumption, Eurekalert - Wed 5 Jun 19

We're Eating a Whole Lot of Plastic... Uh, Is That Bad?

Gizmodo - Wed 12 Jun 19

If you’re the type to get squeamish about the things you accidentally eat, you’re not going to like the new report released by the WWF (formerly known as the World Wildlife Fund) this Tuesday. ...

Humans eat a credit card-size amount of plastic every week: study

FOXNews - Wed 12 Jun 19

Well, here’s one way to cut down on personal debt.

People may be unknowingly ingesting as much as a credit card's worth of PLASTIC every week

Daily Mail - Wed 12 Jun 19

The study by researchers from the University of Newcastle combines data from over 50 studies on the ingestion of microplastics, which are plastic particles under five millimetres in size.

You could be swallowing a credit card's weight in plastic every week

CNN - Wed 12 Jun 19

Worldwide, people ingest an average of 5 grams of plastic every week, the equivalent of a credit card, a new study suggests.

There May Be Way More Plastic in Your Diet Than You Thought

KQED Science - Tue 11 Jun 19

Scientists found confetti-sized bits of plastic in salt, sugar, ambient air, bottled water, honey, seafood and tap water -- one study even found it in beer.

Humans consuming thousands of microplastic particles in their food every year

Chemistry World - Mon 10 Jun 19

Fans of seafood and bottled water are exposed to thousands of microplastic particles each year

Estimating human microplastic consumption

CandEN - Fri 7 Jun 19

Preliminary study finds that people eat, drink, and inhale tens of thousands of plastic particles each year

Humans Consume More than 70,000 Plastic Particles a Year

Geek.com - Thu 6 Jun 19

Marine animals aren’t the only ones ingesting plastic: A new study suggests humans are unknowingly consuming tens of thousands of plastic particles per year. And the worst part is, no ...

You're accidentally eating more than 50,000 plastic particles a year - CNET

CNET Cutting Edge - Wed 5 Jun 19

You're also drinking and inhaling plenty of the ubiquitous bits.

Americans consume an alarming amount of microplastics

Engadget - Wed 5 Jun 19

Americans consume tens of thousands of microplastic particles every year -- and that's just from the food we eat. Microplastics are also found in the air we breathe and the water ...

You're probably ingesting more than 70,000 microplastic particles each year, study says

CNN - Wed 5 Jun 19

Every day we are ingesting tiny, often microscopic pieces of plastic -- "microplastics" -- with our food, beverages and with the very air we breathe.

Targeted online advertising offers little value to publishers

ZME Science - Wed 5 Jun 19

The adtech landscape is too opaque and complex -- and this new study shows that something needs to be done.

We consume over 74,000 microplastic particles a year from our food

Daily Mail - Wed 5 Jun 19

Researchers from the University of Victoria in Canada have estimated that the average American consumes over 70,000 particles of microplastics per year and the health effects are unclear.

Humans consume around 100,000 microplastics a year

ZME Science - Wed 5 Jun 19

It's not exactly clear what health effects this plastic has on human health.

Eggs might not be that bad for you after all, new study finds

ZME Science - Tue 4 Jun 19

Eggs are probably alright -- as long as you're healthy and don't eat too many saturated fats.

Have your plastic and eat it, too average American ingests 50,000 microplastic particles a year

Inhabitat - Mon 10 Jun 19

The first-ever study to calculate how much plastic Americans are eating every year has some unsavory findings. According to research published in Environmental Science and Technology, the average ...

Humans May Be Ingesting Thousands of Microplastic Particles Each Year

Laboratory Equipment - Thu 6 Jun 19

ArticleHumans are ingesting thousands of particles constantly—even by simply breathing, according to a new study.Staff Author: Seth AugensteinTopics: Wellness

We Eat, Drink, Breathe 70,000 Plastic Bits a Year

WebMD - Wed 5 Jun 19

Your microplastic intake might be even higher if you choose products that have more plastics involved in their processing or packaging -- including bottled water, the research team said.