A new scientific report out Tuesday concludes that plastics and the chemicals they leave behind in the environment are a major threat to human health. It identifies over 140 chemicals readily found in plastic products that can harm our bodies, particularly through interfering with the endocrine system.
A new study suggests that bioplastics—plastics that are made from biological material instead of from petroleum and/or are engineered to be biodegradable—contain as many toxic chemicals as conventional plastic.
Humans love plastic. We put it on and in everything from food wraps to face wash, and in doing so we also send it off to distant oceans and the dusty corners of our homes in the form of microplastics. Continue reading There’s plastic in your poop, but we have no idea how dangerous that is