‘High levels’ of microplastics in operating theatres

Should we be worried about microplastics in hospitals? 9 out of 11 electric blankets bought online by Which? fail safety tests. How BuzzFeed’s planning to use AI to help with its content. In this episode:

  • Professor of environmental toxicology on the potential effects of microplastics to the human body
  • Electric blankets sold on AliExpress, Amazon, eBay and Wish fail Which? tests
  • New test could detect Alzheimer’s disease 3.5 years before diagnosis
  • Scientists confirm identity of 17th century Dutch warship off Eastbourne coast
  • Slow start for Government’s green heating scheme
  • Sugar tax ‘prevents thousands of cases of obesity per year’ in older girls
  • Pilot whale stranding shows impact of climate change, say scientists
  • How BuzzFeed’s planning to use AI tools to personalise its content

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