Plastic can cause birth defects
What we know
Scientific evidence and publications in leading scientific magazines are piling up: chemicals in plastic can cause cancer, heart failure, Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, arthritis, infertility and even damage unborn babies in the uterus.
Plastic is everywhere: plastic particles, nanoplastics and microplastics are in our food, in our drinks (tap water and bottles) and in the air we breathe. For example, tiny worn-down particles from car tires in the air and microfibres from synthetic clothing. Even cosmetics like lipstick, mascara, nail polish and anti-wrinkle cream contain plastic.
What is known so far about the adverse effects of plastic on human health is nothing short of alarming. Therefore, the Plastic Soup Foundation, together with scientists, has started the international platform ‘Plastics and the Human Health Connection’ to encourage new research. The Plastic Soup Foundation calls on businesses and Governments to start and fund much more scientific research. Time is running.
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