Human Health

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As plastics degrade, they fragment into tiny pieces called microplastics. Microplastics contain toxic chemicals and hormone disrupters which are ingested by sea creatures, entering the food chain and eventually the human bloodstream.

Blood tests conducted to check for these chemicals have found toxins including traces of pesticides and flame retardants banned by the United Nations. Although the levels of chemicals are not alarmingly high, it is a worrying indication of where we could be heading.