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Tag: Plastic

Microplastics
A paper published in Environmental Science and Technology has described some of the effects of nanoplastics on human liver and lung cells [1]. Microplastics and nanoplastics Plastics in the environment are gradually broken down by sunlight, grinding processes, and biological activities into smaller and smaller pieces [2]. These are the infamous microplastics, but when they...
Plastic for Dinner
Scientists have found that exposure to plastic nanoparticles drives cellular senescence and dysfunction in endothelial cells taken from a pig's coronary artery [1]. A widespread pollutant Plastic has changed the face of civilization, but the convenience of plastic comes at a price – mostly in terms of environmental pollution from plastic manufacturing and waste. There...

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