Experts say a recent study has associated the prevalence of microplastics and nanoplastics in blood vessels with cardiovascular issues. Credit: Photo Credit: Unsplash/Sören Funk

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By Helen Bezuneh

A recent study has highlighted an association between microplastics and nanoplastics (MNPs) clogging blood vessels and a prevalence of cardiovascular events during three years of follow-up with a total of 304 patients enrolled in the study. Patients who contained a presence of MNPs were found to be at higher risk of heart attack, stroke and early death than those who lacked MNPs.

The study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, comes after previous reports that have determined the various impacts MNPs can have on human health. Previous research has demonstrated that Black individuals may be disproportionately exposed to, and harmed by, MNPs. 

“A key finding of the Minderoo-Monaco Commission on Plastics and Human Health that I chaired was that all of plastics harms to human health, including their cardiovascular impacts, are unfairly distributed and fall disproportionately on vulnerable populations,” Philip Landrigan, epidemiologist and pediatrician who has advocated for children’s environmental health, told the AFRO

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