Study Finds Human Feces Filled with Plastic
A new study has detected traces of plastic in the feces of people throughout Europe and Asia.
According to Dr. Philipp Schwabl, researcher at the Medical University of Vienna, plastic particles were discovered in the stool of the study’s 8 participants.
The volunteers, hailing from Finland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, the UK, and Austria, were told to keep track of their diet for one week in order to determine roughly how much plastic they were exposed to.
An average of 20 particles, referred to as microplastics, were found in every 3.5 ounces of stool.
Over 95 percent of the particles came from plastics utilized in the packaging and storage of food products.