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Microplastics now found in human body tissues

Here at UK Vending we pride ourselves on our environmental outlook and responsibility. We are a member of many of the leading environmental agencies so it saddens us read we read the latest reports about microplastics from food packaging and paint that have now been discovered in human veins.

Researchers at Hull University analysed the blood and tissues from patients who had had heart bypass operations and discovered five types of plastic including alkyd resin found in paint, varnishes and enamels and polyvinyl acetate, an adhesive found in food packaging. These tiny particles find their way into human bodies via air, food and water. Scientists in Holland in March 2022 discovered microplastics in blood but the latest research has proven that the microplastics have now made the transition from blood to the surrounding tissues as well.

The study looked at blood vessel tissue from two women and three men, aged 68 to 75 and discovered 15 microplastic particles per gram of vein tissue.

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