We eat enough plastic each week to make a credit card, study says

Some may find this hard to swallow, but according to a new study humans are ingesting five grams of plastic every week.

That's the equivalent of a credit card.

The research done by the University of Newcastle in Australia suggests people around the world ingest an average of 2,000 microplastic particles a week.

Microplastics are particles smaller than 5 millimeters. Researchers say they're making their way into our food, drinking water and even the air we breathe.

The largest source of plastic ingestion is drinking water.
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