Environmental Science & Technology
Published June 5, 2019 | 08:00 EDT (News release from American Chemical Society)
Humans unknowingly consume tens of thousands of tiny plastic particles per year – with unknown potential health impacts. Researchers estimate that a person’s average microplastic consumption is between 70,000 and 121,000 particles per year, with rates rising to 100,000 for those who drink only bottled water.

Lead author: Kieran Cox, University of Victoria – kcox@uvic.ca