The researchers analyzed data from 52 patients diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease. It turned out that their feces contain about 1.5 times more plastic particles less than 5 millimeters in size than the feces of people without any chronic diseases.
It is noted that the more plastic particles were found, the more severe the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease in humans were. However, there is no need to talk about a causal relationship. It is possible that in people with inflammation of the digestive system, plastic is simply removed worse.
Where can plastic particles come from? We can swallow them by drinking water from PET bottles or by eating from disposable containers.