Researchers find plastic in cow's milk, which is dangerous for humans

Plastic in the blood of animals is harmful to humans

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Plastic is everywhere in our daily life. The presence of plastic continues to rise in our environment. From plastic bottles, wrappers, bags, toys, etc. plastic is found in so many products. The use of plastic does have its merits, but the product also has its down side. One down side of plastic is that it gets disposed of so quickly. The other sees plastic get reused only after it is recycled. However, the small particles of plastic are able to get into our environment and find its way into lakes, oceans, and rivers. These particles of plastic are known as microplastics

Scientists have found microplastics in the blood of cows and pigs. Scientists claim that this is the first such case in the world. The research results suggest that there is a need to understand how much microplastic may be reaching humans. Researchers have warned that microplastics could accumulate in their organs and pass on to others through their milk.

According to the Bridge University of Amsterdam, which did the research, we studied 12 cows and 6 pigs in a farm. During the research, fine particles of plastic were found in their blood. This danger is not only for animals, but it is a matter to think about for humans. These fine plastic particles can pass from one to another through the food chain. For example, there is a danger of it reaching humans from cow's milk.

Plastic particles reach such blood

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Researcher Leslie says, "Fine particles of plastic have been found in other animals before, but this is the first time that microplastic has been found in the blood of cows and pigs." She says, the plastic present in the soil reaches the animals. Even the intestines are not able to break down these particles, as a result they reach the blood. They are so fine that it is difficult to see them with the naked eye.

This is how microplastics are made

Plastic particles
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Experimenters at the Hellenic Center for Marine Research in Greece say that tons of plastic are removed from the ocean every time. Of these, 84 percent of plastic is plant on strands and up to 16 percent in the depths of the ocean. It needs to be controlled. 
Experimenters say, microplastic patches are 5 mm or lower in size. Microplastic patches are formed when plastic bottles and bags are broken or damaged. Piecemeal from this, the patches released from the sole of the shoe while driving and the tire of the auto during driving are also included in this. 

Microplastic patches are present everyplace like water, food and the face of the land we touch. Through them they reach the body. Scientists are trying to understand its troubles with the help of their exploration. 
Exploration from King's College London on microplastics says, microplastic patches are also reaching the blood and body corridor through the windpipe through the breath. The chemicals present in it are also causing inflammation in addition to making humans sick. 

Study reveals microplastics in pregnant woman's umbilical cord.

Recently, a surprising thing was revealed in the research of Italian scientists. Scientists said, for the first time, fine particles of plastic were found in the umbilical cord of a woman. These particles can have a bad effect on the health and development of the child in the future. Scientists are also working to control it.

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