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Nanoplastics linked to Parkinson's and some types of dementia – new study

By Janosch Heller, Assistant Professor in Biomedical Sciences, Dublin City University
Since it was first produced at the start of the 20th century, synthetic plastic – and especially plastic packaging – has been an ever-present fixture in everyday life. Yet all the convenience plastic has given us comes at a price.

When plastic breaks down slowly over time, it produces ever smaller parts called microplastics and nanoplastics – depending on their size. These tiny bits of plastic contaminate water and food sources and can enter humans and other…The Conversation

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