A team of Korean researchers has shown that nanoplastics, tiny plastic particles used in everyday objects like plastic containers and straws, can accumulate in organs and threaten the safety of food and food. human health.
Park Se-young reports.
Zebrafish have the same organs and tissues as humans.
The body of this fish is completely covered with green, … from fluorescent nanoplastics.
Using zebrafish embryos, Korean researchers have verified the accumulation and toxic effects of polystyrene nanoplastics inside the body.
They discovered that nanoplastics accumulated throughout the body, … especially in lipid-rich regions like the yolk of the embryo.
The researchers also found that such effects were exacerbated by the gold ions present in the body.
"Our research shows that nanoplastics can cause damage to the body by reacting with other environmental pollutants."
published in the scientific journal Nanoscale.
Park Se-young, Arirang News.