Microplastics have been found in the human heart for the first time ever

According to a new study published in the Environmental Science and Technology, doctors made the discovery at Beijing Anzhen Hospital in China while observing the heart tissue of 15 patients who underwent cardiovascular surgery. Doctors analyzed patients’ hearts using a laser direct infrared chemical imaging system and scanning electron microscopy, leading them to uncover tiny plastic pieces less than five millimeters long. MOMENTUM’s prof. dr. Dick Vethaak says many question arise from this discovery.