Scientists found tiny nanoplastics in people’s arteries. Their presence was tied to a higher risk of heart disease.


A study published in the journal PLOS One suggests that microplastics and nanoplastics may be present in human tissues, including the plaque of carotid arteries. Researchers found evidence of these plastics in nearly all the samples of carotid artery plaques they analyzed, indicating potential links between plastic exposure and heart disease. The findings highlight the need for further research into the health impacts of microplastics and nanoplastics on cardiovascular health.

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