Microplastics are everywhere around us – what does that mean for our health?
Plastic so deeply ingrains into our daily lives that is impossible to avoid. It is in our clothing,
beauty products, phones, furniture, and in our bodies. According to a recent study, humans
are unintentionally breathing and ingesting tiny particles of plastic, which is microplastics.
They are each roughly the size of a sesame seed. The study found those small plastic particles
showing up in stool samples from people living all over the world. It is difficult for us to
avoid microplastics today because there are millions of sources of fine plastic particulates in
the living environment and food chain.
To begin with, if we don’t drink water out of a plastic bottle, that will decrease our exposure
to microplastics by 22 times accord to the study. We also need to reduce the usage of plastic
forks or spoons, storage containers, cooking utensils, or plastic wrap.
When it comes to microplastics and health, we know that plastic is terrible for our health and
the earth. Let us limit our plastic usage, and it will be giving a benefit to our health and our