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Microplastics have been detected in human blood for the first time, which begs the question: What could this mean for human health? Joining us to address this problem is Dick Vethaak, a Marine Ecotoxicologist and Environmental Health Scientist that specializes in the impacts of chemical pollutants and plastic debris.

Vethaak is trained in biology and toxicology, which gives him insight into the complex world of plastic pollution and how it impacts environmental health. Currently a research professor at Vrije Universiteit, in Amsterdam, Vethaak has focused his efforts on exploring microplastic contamination – both in water and in human beings…

Click play to discover:

  • Why microplastics may be considered a human health issue.
  • How plastic particles in the bloodstream could affect how the body functions.
  • Where microplastics come from.
  • How microplastics are ingested into the body, and if they are expelled.

Want to learn more about this important topic from a professional with over 30 years of experience? Tune in now!

To find out about Dick Vethaak and his research, click here now!

Episode also available on Apple Podcast: http://apple.co/30PvU9C

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