Microplastics Are Turning Up Everywhere, Even In Human Excrement

Microplastics are not just showing up on beaches like this one in the Canary Islands. They are showing up in human waste.

A very small study shows that microplastics are in human waste in many parts of the world. While it’s not entirely clear what that means for our health, it might be a sign that we need to pull back.

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