#Flash: Infants have more Microplastics in their Feces than
The goal of the study was to quantify the quantities of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polycarbonate (PC) microplastics (MPs) in 3 meconium samples, 6 infant feces samples, and 10 adult feces samples. PET and PC MPs were discovered in some meconium samples, all infant feces specimens, and most (PET) or all (PC) adult stool samples, but at quantities that were an order of magnitude lower than those reported in infants. Infant's daily exposures to PET and PC MPs from their diets were estimated to be 83,000 and 860 ng/kg body weight per day, respectively, which were much greater than those of adults. According to the findings, newborns are exposed to higher quantities of microplastics.

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Source: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.estlett.1c00559
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