Plas-T-Poo Monday


There’s a Very Good Chance You’re Actually Pooping Out Microplastics | The Inertia

When Philipp Schwabl asked eight healthy people on four continents to take part in an experiment to see if plastic was present in their bodies, he had little idea what to expect.

The Medical University of Vienna researcher, who specializes in stomach disorders, asked them to keep a food diary for a week and record whether they had drunk water from plastic bottles, what brands of toothpaste and cosmetics they had used, and whether they had chewed gum. None were vegetarian, all had consumed plastic-wrapped food and most had consumed fish.

They were then asked to send a piece of their stool to an Austrian government laboratory where it was tested to identify barely visible microplastic particles, which are smaller than 5 millimeters long.

The study, published in August, confirmed for the first time that microplastics are deep inside humans. All eight volunteers were found to have particles of most of the nine most common classes of plastics, including polypropylene and PET. On average, Schwabl found 20 particles per 10 grams of stool.


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18 Responses to Plas-T-Poo Monday

  1. °¿º Carol says:

    Just another area where one can say, we’re doomed. I don’t buy water in bottles but I’m still full of plastic, I’m sure.


  2. °¿º Carol says:

    GOOD NEWS! My fly is alive, I spotted him on the bay window trim this morning. The dead one I found, I thought it was too small, and too stiff to be MY guy.


  3. Micki says:

    I like this story:


  4. David B. Benson says:



  5. David B. Benson says:

    Has the veep done something impeachable?


  6. David B. Benson says:

    The snow had actually been removed from the B Street sidewalk so just 15 minutes of stick walking to the Hillside Cafe.


  7. Den says:

    Think about eating plastic.

    Think about what your body thinks of eating plastic.

    Think your body has no idea what plastic is and what to do with it.

    Think of plastic clogging fine passages in your brain and your muscles.

    Think of the billions someone made at the expense of you eating their plastic.

    Think of the effort to reduce healthcare just in time to avoid the coming plastic-medical problem boom.

    Think about eating plastic.

    Think about being doomed!


  8. Den says:

    All presents wrapped, boxed and labeled to go out tomorrow, chalk that off the list.

    A non-shopping year again, I have many nice items on reserve here well deserving the honor of being a nice Xmas gift, like Hot Wheels and other small cars I have collected over the years, perfect for my Grandson, no lump of coal there. I sent along some nice pieces of driftwood I collected, definitely no Nordstroms this year.


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