We are all aware of the critical urgency to take action against plastic but until recently, science hadn’t caught up with the microplastic impact on humans given its complexity and the time needed to validate it.
“Scientists now have a way to measure microplastics in human tissue, and because of this, can confirm micro plastic particles don’t just pass through our digestive system.”
They, along with known toxins attached to them, are indeed making their way into human tissue.
A 2019 joint study by Dalberg and the University of Newcastle in Australia has revealed the extent of humans eating plastic:
- One credit card a week
- One Lego a month
- One dinner size plate a year
- One lifesaver raft every 10 years
OR 40LBS which equate to Two Full Size Recycle Bins of Plastic over your lifetime.
Dr. Charlie Rolsky, Director of Science for Plastic Oceans International, recently conducted research at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute – partially funded by Plastic Oceans International – that verified a method for detecting plastic particles in human organs.
Where is our tipping point? Aren’t we already here?
It’s already known that sea mammals are washing up dead (such as the whale in Greece earlier this month) and on autopsy verify that plastic has indeed created their precious man-induced end-of-life demise.
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