2021 AMI Online Salon

Microplastics in the Human Placenta

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Min Jee Kim
  • Client:Faculty Advisor: Marc Dryer
  • Copyright: Min Jee Kim, 2021
  • Medium/software used:C4D, Photoshop
  • Final presentation format:Print, Journal Cover
  • Primary Audience:Educated Lay Audience

Project Description

The plastics we dispose of each day are broken down into microplastics. These microplastics have been found within the placenta in fragments small enough to travel through blood vessels but their effects on the fetus remains unclear. I created this illustration as a journal cover to capture the audience’s attention and compel them to read the article. On the cover, a 10-week old fetus is connected to a blue garbage bag representing the placenta. Within the placenta are plastics such as takeout containers and crushed water bottles which illustrate where the microplastics originate from.