India, April 18 -- New research comes ahead of INC-4 negotiations in Canada over Global Plastics Treaty

A new study by a prominent cancer researcher raises concerns about the potential link between plastic exposure and cancer progression. The research suggests microplastics, tiny plastic particles found throughout the environment, could accelerate the spread of cancer cells in humans.

Cancer cells exposed to microplastics exhibited increased migration, potentially allowing them to travel further through the body and establish secondary tumours (metastasis), Lukas Kenner, cancer researcher and deputy director Clinical Institute for Pathology, Medical University of Vienna, warned in a press statement.

The paper authored by Kenner and oth...