There are a lot of tiny particles of plastic in the food we eat and the water we drink . . . but all those tiny particles REALLY add up.

And according to a new study, we ingest so much plastic, it's the equivalent of eating an entire CREDIT CARD every week. The main sources delivering that plastic into our bodies are water, shellfish, beer, and salt.

So is that safe? Um . . . maybe? It doesn't seem like it's making all of us sick, but it can't be GREAT . . . and the study's authors say it should, quote, "ring the alarm for governments." 

(Brussels Times)

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