First evidence of microplastics in human placenta

'In this study, six human placentas, collected from consenting women with physiological pregnancies, were analyzed by Raman Microspectroscopy to evaluate the presence of microplastics. In total, 12 microplastic fragments (ranging from 5 to 10 ┬Ám in size), with spheric or irregular shape were found in 4 placentas (5 in the fetal side, 4 in the maternal side and 3 in the chorioamniotic membranes); all microplastics particles were characterized in terms of morphology and chemical composition.'
(Environment International journal) >

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160412020322297

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  • David Berghouse
    published this page in Climate News 2022-05-31 14:39:25 +1000