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Do you want to know? The microplastic invasion may take its toll

Already more than 10 years ago, Browne et al. [2008] investigated ingestion, translocation, and accumulation of plastic microparticles. Plastic is so prevalent in our lives that we hardly pay any attention to it. It is convenient, it is cheap, and it is ubiquitous. Microplastics have already been found in various types of human food. And so far, the health implications of microplastics on humans are largely unknown. However, potential pathways for harm have been suggested [Wright & Kelly 2018; Prata 2018]. Stopping the plastic production would be too narrow an approach. Litter-free rather than plastic-free, that is the message. We must bear in mind, however, that it will be a long time before our foods and beverages are plastic-free again…

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