Microplastics in human blood – level 2
Scientists took blood samples from 22 people, and they found microplastics in 17 of them.
This was the first time that scientists found microplastics in human blood, but they weren’t surprised. Plastic is all around us, and it is very dangerous for the environment. Microplastics are in the air which people breathe, and they are even in food which people eat.
Nobody really knows what they will do to us, but there will be more microplastics in the future. Scientists worry that when they are in people’s blood, they could also go into their body parts.
This problem is difficult to solve, and it’ll be a great challenge for future generations.
Difficult words: sample (a small part or piece of something), microplastic (a very small piece of plastic), challenge (a very difficult task or situation).
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