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Microplastics and Human Health

Microplastics are tiny pieces of plastic that can be manufactured directly or arise from the breakdown of larger pieces of plastic. Microplastics have been found in water, plants, animals, and even human bodies, giving rise to public concern. However, their effects on human health are uncertain. Researchers at URMC and RIT are studying the health effects of exposure to microplastics. The Community Engagement Core developed a brochure to provide an overview of what is known and what is being studied. The brochure is optimized for printing as a trifold brochure but is also available for digital viewing. The brochure was created using information from these sources.