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Venezuela among countries with the lowest presence of microplastics

Study by Cornell University in the United States analyzed the absorption of microplastics in 109 countries

A recent study carried out by researchers from Cornell University in the United States shows that the presence of microplastics in Venezuela is low, which is why it appears as one of the countries in which they have the lowest incidence.

In addition to Venezuela, Paraguay, Pakistan, Syria and Bolivia also do not have a high rate of presence of microplastics.

Meanwhile, the research analyzed the absorption of microplastics in 109 countries and determined that in Malaysia and Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand and Laos are the countries whose inhabitants absorb the highest amount of microplastics per month, with around 15 grams.

Microplastics: environmental and health problem

The information was released by the sector vice president of Science, Technology, Education and Health, Gabriela Jimenez Ramirez, who indicated that the presence of microplastics is “a environmental and health problem of the first order.”

In his account on the social network This situation is generated by direct ingestion through water and food.

Additionally, another study carried out by scientists from the University of New Mexico highlighted where it was determined that microplastics were found in the testicles of humans and dogs that could be affecting reproduction.

Likewise, he explained that various investigations have revealed that microplastics lodge in the intestines, causing the growth of bacteria harmful to the digestive system.

Likewise, he reported that studies have revealed that microplastics have reached the bloodstream, which means they can travel through the body and lodge in different vital organs.

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