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Microplastics discovered in human penises for the first time

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Scientists have discovered microplastics in the penises of humans for the first time, raising concerns about their prevalence and potential health effects. A study found seven different types of microplastics in four out of five penis tissue samples taken from men with erectile dysfunction. Microplastics are tiny polymer fragments that form when larger plastics break down. These particles can enter individual cells and tissues and are becoming increasingly present in our bodies. More research is needed to understand the potential links between microplastics and conditions such as erectile dysfunction. Experts suggest reducing plastic consumption and using alternative containers to limit exposure to microplastics.