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Harish Krishnan

Class of 2024Cupertino, CA


Hello, my name is Harish Krishnan! In my polygene project, I want to delve into the connection between human neurochemistry and the effects of microplastics that pollute our environment. I would like to create a research paper and show it off at the Symposium of Rising Scholars!


  • "A Meta-Analysis Examining How Microplastics Impact Human Health and Organ Systems" with mentor Adrian (Aug. 29, 2023)

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A Meta-Analysis Examining How Microplastics Impact Human Health and Organ Systems

Started June 3, 2023

Abstract or project description

Conduct a meta-analysis to comprehensively examine the impact of microplastics on various organ systems, both individually and collectively, in order to enhance our understanding of their effects on human health, with the aim of generating a research paper that highlights the burden on the healthcare system, the importance of public concern, potential benefits of addressing microplastics, historical context, and the ways in which microplastics influence organ systems, such as the brain, lungs, lymphatic system, muscular system, heart, liver, blood, skin, bones, intestines and stomach, kidneys, and reproductive system.