Medicine & TechnologyA pilot study showed that infants are pooping microplastics that are 10 times more than the amount detected in the stools of adults. Scientists are investigating indoor dust as one of the possible routes of microplastics.
Scientists recently learned that sunlight can also chemically transform plastics into a soup of new chemicals that no longer resemble the original product, which could be more sinister than microplastics that persist forever in the environment.
Researchers at the University of Queensland found that uncooked rice may contain 3-4 milligrams of microplastics in every 100 grams. A scientist said that washing rice could reduce plastics by 20% to 40%.
In a shocking revelation, scientists published a study that claims they found microplastics inside the placenta. Although they said that with the type of food humans eat nowadays it might not be shocking at all.