Study finds plastics found in masks present in patients’ lungs

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The study from Great Britain discovered microplastic particles in the lung tissue of 11 out of 13 patients undergoing surgery.

Microplastic fibres were found deep in the lower lungs of living human beings in almost every person sampled in a recent UK study.

The study from Great Britain discovered microplastic particles — present in many COVID-19 masks — in the lung tissue of 11 out of 13 patients undergoing surgery.

Polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) were the most prevalent substances present in the lungs.

The microscopic plastic fragments and fibres were discovered by scientists at Hull York Medical School in the UK. Some of the filaments were two millimetres long in patients undergoing surgery whose lung tissue they sampled.

The plastic dust and microscopic debris comprises the same plastics used to manufacture the ubiquitous surgical masks worn by hundreds of millions of people around the world as mandated by governments in an attempt to halt the spread of COVID-19.

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Microplastics were detected in human blood for the first time in March, showing the particles can travel around the human body and may become embedded in organs. The impact on health is still to be determined.

Researchers are concerned because microplastics cause damage to human cells in the laboratory and air pollution particles are already known to enter the body and cause millions of premature deaths each year.

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“We did not expect to find the highest number of particles in the lower regions of the lungs, or particles of the sizes we found,” said Laura Sadofsky, at Hull York Medical School in the UK, a senior author of the study. “It is surprising as the airways are smaller in the lower parts of the lungs and we would have expected particles of these sizes to be filtered out or trapped before getting this deep.”

https://westernstandardonline.com/2022/ ... nts-lungs/
So, adding to the environmental impact of billions of disposable masks; apparently most are also leaking micro particles into peoples lungs.

Good times.

Mask or no mask, micro plastics in the environment is a serious issue that needs addressing.
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^ Caution! Stupid people at work!
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So, you decided to be the new analhamster.

Insults for no reason and ignoring anything that goes against your narrow scope of reality... except to scan a piece in hopes of finding some tidbit that you can use to toss the whole thing out. Repeat childish insults.

Pathetic. Microplastics are a serious issue, and finding them in the lungs (allegedly) from mask use is pretty significant.
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Shades of asbestos
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Wait, you mean wearing masks for two years in normal life settings has unintended consequences? Thats weird
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Biker wrote: Wed May 04, 2022 3:02 pm Wait, you mean wearing masks for two years in normal life settings has unintended consequences? Thats weird
yeah. its a wonder surgeons don't die of clogged up plastic lungs by age 40.
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Animal wrote: Wed May 04, 2022 3:08 pm
Biker wrote: Wed May 04, 2022 3:02 pm Wait, you mean wearing masks for two years in normal life settings has unintended consequences? Thats weird
yeah. its a wonder surgeons don't die of clogged up plastic lungs by age 40.
I thought you were a sciency kinda guy

https://reader.elsevier.com/reader/sd/p ... 0504151039
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Biker wrote: Wed May 04, 2022 3:11 pm
Animal wrote: Wed May 04, 2022 3:08 pm
Biker wrote: Wed May 04, 2022 3:02 pm Wait, you mean wearing masks for two years in normal life settings has unintended consequences? Thats weird
yeah. its a wonder surgeons don't die of clogged up plastic lungs by age 40.
I thought you were a sciency kinda guy

https://reader.elsevier.com/reader/sd/p ... 0504151039
oh i'm all about the science. now we have a study that proves that if you live in the world and breathe air, you are going to get microscopic particles of plastic in your lungs. Finally.

although, I would be entirely opposed to it, maybe wearing masks would prevent some of that.
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