Weekly Plastic Ingestion Equivalent to Eating a Credit Card

According to a study conducted by the University of Newcastle, ingestion of plastic by people could amount to a credit-card equivalent every week! But how??

Over time, plastics break up into smaller and smaller bits, eventually reduced to "microplastics", particles smaller than two-tenths of a millimeter, but without actually being fully digested to the molecular level and returned to nature in a useable form.

The primary source of ingested plastics in humans is BOTTLED WATER. This alone accounts for over 50%. Other sources include foods which themselves have been contaminated with microplastics. Tests have shown that the majority of livestock animals have significant amounts of microplastics in their meat. Plants are not excluded from this issue either.

There is just no way around it - you are going to be ingesting microplastics. However you can filter your water rather than buying and drinking bottled water! Reduce your microplastic intake through water filtration along with eating organic and avoiding foods marketed, sold and/or stored in plastics.

Why is plastic ingestion a problem in the first place?

Plastics have toxic effects including hormone-like properties. You may have seen stories of multi-legged frogs, animals born with both male and female organs at the same time, etc. Exposure to plastics affects humans badly as well, with sexual impacts, cancer and other issues having become common.

The world is being turned into a plastic soup, in which living things are now immersed. Millions of tons of plastics have been produced over the past 80 years. Plastics are so cheap and so easy to use for so many purposes that there hasn't been much incentive to find real alternatives. Most of the plastic produced has not been recycled but has ended up in landfills, rivers, lakes and oceans.

This is an environmental disaster of epic proportions. Notice how the powers that be fail to mention the very real, right-now, massive plastics catastrophe while they are insisting that we reduce oil consumption to zero in order to avoid climate change. Guess what, folks? Plastics are made from oil! Follow the money trail and everything becomes much clearer...

Until a really viable alternative to plastics can be produced and allowed to be used at the needed scale, we're going to be dealing with the harmful effects plastic pollution, perhaps for centuries.

So, be smart. Filter your water effectively and avoid the worst of the "plastic soup."

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