The Hidden Danger of Microplastics in Drinking Water: A Study on Mice


A study at the University of Rhode Island reveals alarming findings regarding the pervasive infiltration of microplastics in the bodies of mice, including their brains. Over a three-week experiment, both young and old mice were exposed to microscopic plastic particles in their drinking water. Researchers observed traces of these pollutants in every organ, accompanied by behavioral changes resembling dementia in humans. The presence of these microplastics also led to alterations in immune markers within the liver and brain. While not directly translatable to humans, these results underscore the urgent need to understand the potential health implications of microplastic exposure, which is increasingly unavoidable.

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