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Researchers say the size of microplastics and the way we breathe can affect how much they stick to our airways. For instance, when we breathe faster, fewer microplastics get deposited, and the largest microplastics (5.56 microns) are more likely to get stuck in our airways compared to smaller ones.

This part stuck out at me, too. Should I be breathing faster? And I couldn’t find an answer to this but if every week I inhale a credit cards worth of micro plastics, where’s it going? In a year I have 52 credit cards worth of plastic in my lungs? Am I misunderstanding?


That’s how I read it. I assume faster in terms of air speed not faster at in terms of frequency, wording was ambiguous.

I assume it gets absorbed in some way? But if it’s deposited faster than absorbed, it would start to build up in lungs?

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