A recent study published in the journal Environment International found plastic particles in blood samples in 80% of people tested.
The effects of microplastics in the body aren’t known – but researchers said the new results areconcerning and that microplastics could damage human cells.
Neil and Roy look at the vocabulary used in the headlines about this story.
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0:00 – Introduction
0:28 – Story
1:26 – Headline 1: Tiny particles of plastic have been detected in human blood for the very first time. They can’t be filtered out
4:50 – Headline 2: ‘Extremely concerning’: Nearly 80% of people’s blood may contain microplastics – key risks
7:55 – Headline 3: Adverse health effects of micro- and nanoplastic particles in food
10:19 – Language summary
Key words and phrases
We tried to filter out the background noise in the video edit.
The survey decided to filter out people from lower age groups as they weren’t important to the findings.
most significant potential dangers
The potentially faulty steering was seen as a key risk.
I thought his key points in the speech weren’t important.
negative and harmful consequences
The adverse effects of the new medication will be studied.
Due to adverse weather conditions, no trains will be running.
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