You probably have plastic in your blood

Microplastics – tiny bits of plastic, smaller than five millimetres long – have found their way to every crevice of the earth, from remote Antarctic ice, all the way to our bloodstreams.

But is this actually a bad thing? Or just a…thing?

And for that matter, how do we know the microplastics are there? A lot of them are too small to see with just eyeballing.

And where do they come from – is it true that our clothes are a major source?

In this episode of Huh? Science Explained, Cosmos Science Journalist Ellen Phiddian investigates the wild world of microplastics.

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