Microplastics Found in Every Human Placenta Studied?!

Studies Show Microplastics in Placentas?!

(VitalNews.org) – A study was done on human placentas revealing microplastics inside every single placenta that was tested. Researchers expressed their concerns over the impact of this.

Scientists looked at 62 different human placentas and found microplastics in everyone, with the most common being a microplastic found in bottles and plastic bags, polyethylene.. Another study was conducted regarding some similar issues, which probes that there were microplastics in all 17 arteries tested. This means that microplastics could potentially be the cause for clogged arteries or blood vessels in some cases.

There is not much information on the health impact of microplastics, but studies have also shown these microplastics in breast milk and also blood. Cell damage is also possible from microplastics, which emerged when they experimented in the lab with how microplastics can affect the body.

Microplastics are all over the world and they have come from humans dumping waste into the environment, which breaks down and is eventually picked up by water, soil, or animals. Microplastics enter the body through multiple ways such as consuming them through food or liquid and breathing them in through the air.

Matthew Campen, a Professor at the University of New Mexico US said “If we are seeing effects on placentas, then all mammalian life on this planet could be impacted. That’s not good.”

This poses a huge risk to human’s health, according to Campen, who says that the number of microplastics inside of our body could explain the increase in some health cases, such as colon cancer and bowel diseases. A study that was done in 2021 found that those who suffer from Inflammatory Bowel Disease had more microplastics in their feces.

Microplastics in placentas were first discovered in 2020 in four women in Italy who were healthy women with normal pregnancies. The scientist who discovered this in 2020 said, “Microplastics carry with them substances which, acting as endocrine disruptors, could cause long-term effects on human health.”

This is extremely concerning to scientists as they pointed out how much was in a placenta that’s only in your body for about 8 months, in comparison to the microplastic content that could be inside of our sitting organs that have had time to accumulate loads of microplastics.

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