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8 Country Volunteers' Feces Were Found Kinds of Plastics for the First Time, Source Is Unclear

Source:Iris Liang Time:2018-10-29 10:16:19

On October 22, 2018, at the European Gastroenterology Conference in Vienna, researchers announced that they had detected microplastics in every stool sample of a small number of subjects worldwide. 

This study clearly shows that microplastics have penetrated the world's oceans and have invaded many organisms, including our humans.

Since its invention, plastic has been filled with every corner of human life. It is broken down into tiny "plastic particles" when it is treated as garbage. The presence of these particles can be detected both in the deep sea and in the mountains. The latest research tells us that these particles are still present in our feces.
At this moment, a large amount of plastic waste is being dumped into the ocean on the earth, with an annual total of about 8 million tons. Once these plastics fall into the water, they will eventually be broken down into pieces, unless they are washed ashore. The smallest of these is less than 5 mm in width and is "microplastic". There are many homes for microplastics: some float in Alaska-sized plastic debris circulation, and rotate in the Pacific Ocean; others sink into the water, distributed in different depths depending on density, and spread throughout the world; Some are ingested by marine organisms such as fish and shellfish, and indirectly by other animals such as birds and humans.

From an ecological point of view, this is a mess. Especially the last link - the penetration of micro-plastics in food webs has even raised concerns among gastroenterologists. If microplastics invade the food we eat, they can also invade our stomachs and intestines. Chemicals that cannot be degraded or difficult to degrade in nature are gradually enriched in organisms through the extension of the food chain and the increase in trophic levels. Like Russian dolls, the concentration is getting bigger and bigger. Although this nature of the food chain clearly indicates that human viscera contains microplastics, no one has previously explored this problem in a systematic way.

On October 22, 2018, at the European Gastroenterology Conference in Vienna, researchers announced that they had detected microplastics in every stool sample of a small number of subjects worldwide. “In everyday life, plastics are everywhere, and people have many ways to get in touch with plastics,” says Philipp Schwable, a gastroenterologist at the Vienna Medical University. He led the research by e-mail on the Internet. However, he did not expect the surprising result that each stool sample was positive.

This experiment tested eight projects from eight countries. The countries from which the participants came were: Austria, Italy, Finland, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia and the United Kingdom. Each volunteer recorded a dietary diary one week before donating the feces. They placed the feces in glass bottles, packed them in biohazard bags, and sent them to the Austrian Environment Agency for analysis using cardboard boxes labeled “B-type biomass”.

The plastic components in each of the subjects' stool samples were positive. The plastics involved are: polyethylene (the main component of plastic bags), polypropylene (the main component of plastic caps), polyvinyl chloride (that is, PVC, the main component of plastic pipes). In fact, nine of the ten plastics tested by researchers were detected in humans. The researchers found that every quarter of a pound (about 113 grams) of feces contains 20 plastic particles. Using stainless steel water pipes instead of PVC pipes, that must be a trends. SEKO Machinery's industrial S.S.T. water pipe making mill could help you to seize the chance.
The results of the study have spawned many problems, the most important of which is: How does microplastics enter the stool? Is it harmful to the human body?

Because there are fewer participants in the study and there are many ways to ingest microplastics, it is difficult for researchers to answer the first question. “Wherever we look for microplastics, we can find it,” said Stephanie Wright of King's College London. Wright has nothing to do with this research, he studied the potential impact of microplastics on human health. The diet diary showed that of all subjects (not vegetarians), six had eaten fish a week before collecting samples. All subjects had eaten food in plastic packaging and used plastic bottles to drink water. Whether the micro-plastics in their feces are from seafood, plastic packaging or anything else (all foods contain micro-plastics, even beer or salt) are not clear. “Now we know that there is microplastics in the feces, and we know how to detect it. Our goal is to conduct larger studies, including recruiting more subjects,” Schwable said.

It is also difficult to say how much micro-plastics are harmful to the human body, because we have never done research on human micro-plastic toxicity. Animal studies have shown that microplastics can penetrate into the blood, lymphatic system and liver of living things, all of which are present in the internal organs and have potentially harmful effects on animal organs, gut and hormone regulation.

This study clearly shows that microplastics have penetrated the world's oceans and have invaded many organisms, including our humans.



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