You’re literally eating microplastics: How you can cut down exposure

Researchers say each year you eat enough plastic to make a credit card in your stomach, but there are things you can do to keep plastics out of your diet. 

There is evidence, at least in animals, that microplastics can cross the hardy membrane protecting the brain from many foreign bodies that get into the bloodstream.

And there’s some evidence that mothers may be able to pass microplastics through the placenta to a developing fetus, according to research that has not yet been published but was presented at a spring conference at the Rutgers Center for Urban Environmental Sustainability.

You can’t totally avoid microplastics or the chemicals found in plastic, however, there are some small steps that can help you avoid at least unnecessary extra exposure. Details tonight at 10 p.m. on FOX 46 Charlotte.