09 Sep '17, 4pm

How Does Living On A Plastic Planet Impact Our Health? via @greenoptimistic

How Does Living On A Plastic Planet Impact Our Health? via @greenoptimistic

Our entire modern society has been built on a plastic foundation. While using the material has been extremely efficient and profitable, it may be time to assess how it impacts our health. Recent studies have shown that microscopic plastic fibers can be found everywhere in our environment. They can even be found in our homes, in our food, and in the air that we breathe. The Guardian published an article on Wednesday that showed the fact that tap water from around the world is contaminated with microplastics. However, specialists do not yet know what consequences this has on the 7 billion inhabitants of our planet. While the fact that the oceans are heavily polluted with plastic has been known for quite some time, the seriousness of the land-based pollution has been somewhat unknown. This is a troubling thought if we are to consider the damage that synthetic materials are co...

Full article: https://www.greenoptimistic.com/plastic-impact-health-201...

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