Microplastics in Human Testis and Semen Studied

According to the abstract of a Science of the Total Environment article to be published June 15, 2023 by researchers with Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing Normal University and Peking University First Hospital “… testis and 30 semen samples were collected, and microplastics (MPs) were detected … in both testis and semen ... Microplastics in the testis were composed of polystyrene (PS) with 67.7 %, while polyethylene (PE) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) were the predominant polymers in semen … this study revealed for the first time that MPs pollute the human male reproductive system and that various MP characteristics appear in different regions, which provides critical information and basic data for the risk assessment of MPs to human health …” #MicroPlastics #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic @PKU1898