Post Tagged with: "Microplastics"

The Global Seafood Supply Is Being Contaminated by Microplastics, but Major News Outlets Are Silent

The Global Seafood Supply Is Being Contaminated by Microplastics, but Major News Outlets Are Silent

by Andy Lee Roth and Mickey Huff Our addiction to plastic is having negative effects all along the food chain. Editor’s note: Every year Project Censored publishes the “State of the Free Press,” which highlights important news stories that the corporate media insufficiently covered and takes the temperature of press freedom and integrity. The project’s student researchers work with faculty advisers at college[Read More…]

by 01/03/2022 Comments are Disabled Book Review
How Nanoplastics Enter the Human Body

How Nanoplastics Enter the Human Body

If you regularly drink water from plastic bottles, you’re likely ingesting even more plastic than the average consumer. We are no better protected from plasticized air outdoors than we are indoors. Minuscule plastic fibers, fragments, foam, and films are shed from plastic stuff and are perpetually floating into and free-falling down on us from the atmosphere. Rain flushes micro- and[Read More…]

by 23/02/2022 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
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Burgeoning plastic footprint: Who is responsible?

Today, the world is witnessing the Covid-19 pandemic, accompanied by other pandemics like the information pandemic (infodemic) and the Covid-19 waste pandemic. The burgeoning consumption and improper disposal practices of face masks by the community worldwide have given rise to a new environmental challenge. These materials are getting into waterways from where they reach the freshwater and marine environment, adding[Read More…]

by 23/06/2021 Comments are Disabled Environmental Protection
After earth, is human body a dumping ground to microplastics?

After earth, is human body a dumping ground to microplastics?

Researchers finding microplastic in the placenta of pregnant women buzzes precursor alarms to life on earth. Plastic has prevailed in every sphere of the planet earth, from deepest trenches in the ocean to the highest mountains; even the mother’s womb could not escape plastic. By 2040, scientists estimated that earth would be dumped with 1.3 billion tonnes of plastic, in[Read More…]

by 22/01/2021 Comments are Disabled Environmental Protection