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There's plastic in your poop, but we have no idea how dangerous that is

Microplastics are showing up everywhere.
bottle caps plastic

Bottle caps often can't be recycled, so like most plastic they end up in landfills or washing out to sea.


Humans love plastic. We put it on and in everything from food wraps to face wash, and in doing so we also send it off to distant oceans and the dusty corners of our homes in the form of microplastics.

These tiny bits of polymer infiltrate almost everywhere, and likely wrapped around the globe before we even realized they existed. And now, we're finding them in our poop. (They've probably been there a while, too.) Researchers

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