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Why You Should Care About the Plastic in Your Poop

Published: 2 weeks ago

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A recent study has concluded that people all over the world are probably ingesting microscopic plastic all the time. Now scientists want to know where this plastic is coming from, how it ends up inside of us, and the damage it could do to our bodies and our world.

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Kotoristudy 11 hours ago

I haven't watched the video, but does it make sense to make a video based on something that still has to be peer reviewed?

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eeend me 1 day ago

I'd say its probably the cheese lol food manufacturers substitute real ingredients and all that for plastic, look up how much plastic is in a slice of cheese or like in Velveeta. It's nasty.

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Eric Taylor 2 days ago

As an amputee, I could not function as well as I do without plastic.

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Eric Taylor 2 days ago

1:00 Written on the package, "Fragile. You really REALLY don't want to break this."
There are many things that are illegal to ship due to safety concerns, including disease control and control of invasive species. How is shipping feces even legal?

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Light Monolith 2 days ago

Is this why my poop sometimes smell like burnt plastic?

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Anodyne Melody 3 days ago

Aqua was sort of right ... "Life in plastic, it's fantastic!" they just needed to change the last part of that rhyme to "it's so tragic".

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evan393 3 days ago

hey SciShow, could any of the microplastics be from toothbrushes? I assume they're made of plastic and we just rub them around in our mouth every day.

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leslie stewart 4 days ago

Is that Poostic?

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Linfamy 4 days ago

I'm more worried about poop in my plastic

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Rob Karmic 4 days ago

I'm actually perfectly happy with this outcome, but I see why it upsets you.

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David Ogawa 5 days ago

Before worrying about the accumulation of plastics in the food chain, shouldn't we dissolve some fish and animals to see if there is plastic in the residue? (Besides the gut content, which most humans do not eat.)

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Dávid Kertész 5 days ago

Can we just go extinct already? This is getting pathetic.

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Geon Quuin 6 days ago

50,000 years from now, we'll evolve (or some bacteria will) to have the ability to break down plastics into useful protein.

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Max49 Minecraft 6 days ago

0:40 hormone wannabes xD

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feekygucker 6 days ago

OMG! A poop episode without Hank!

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Jason Stanley 7 days ago

funny how Alex Jones warned us about this 20 years ago but infowars is fake news right?

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Sasidharan Karthikeyan 7 days ago

The sample was way too small that too from a specific location. Though it's true that we could consume plastic through our food, we need a better research to establish it.

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stuff4ever 7 days ago

"Life in plastic, it's fantastic"

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no0dles130 1 week ago

Chances are it’s from the polyester clothing that we wear.

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alberto escamilla 1 week ago

exellent video!

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