Microplastics – Health Consequence Knowledge Needed

The plastics you don’t see might kill you” is the title of a July 3, 2020 Los Angeles Times Editorial https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-07-03/microplastics-plastics-recycling which notes that “… Not only do plastics refuse to biodegrade, but minuscule plastic particles are in the air we breathe and the food we eat … recycling efforts hardly made a dent in the volume of plastic waste produced annually… At this point, we probably don’t need more evidence that plastic is everywhere. What would be helpful is to know the health implications of breathing and consuming it … Plastic has long provided many benefits to human health existence … No one is suggesting that we banish all plastic — just that we restrict usage only to what is necessary, and be mindful of the health consequences of the invisible plastic particles in our bodies. Even as we grapple with the formidable short-term crises facing us, we must keep in mind the long-term threats to our health and our environment …” #MicroPlastics #PlasticWaste