Discovery and quantification of plastic particle pollution in human blood.

@article{Leslie2022DiscoveryAQ,
  title={Discovery and quantification of plastic particle pollution in human blood.},
  author={Heather A. Leslie and Martin J.M. van Velzen and Sicco H. Brandsma and A. Dick Vethaak and Juan J. Garcia-Vallejo and Marja H. Lamoree},
  journal={Environment international},
  year={2022},
  pages={
          107199
        }
}

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