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Many of us are aware of the environmental damage done by plastic.
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Fewer people know about the threat from the ubiquity of microplastics.
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Scientists first found them in our bodies more than a decade ago.
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Cardiac tissue samples from 15 patients undergoing heart surgery.
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A plastic commonly used as a shatter proof alternative to glass.
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Tens to thousands of individual microplastic pieces in most tissue samples.
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Chemicals from microplastics are released into the body.
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The average person consumes around five grams of microplastics a week.
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Scientists say these tiny shards are near impossible to remove from the body.
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They say it is becoming critical to limit the amount of plastic we breathe in.
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