What are the negative effects of plastics?
Plastic affects human health.
Toxic chemicals leach out of plastic and are found in the blood and tissue of nearly all of us.
Exposure to them is linked to cancers, birth defects, impaired immunity, endocrine disruption and other ailments..
What are the problems caused by plastic?
Air Pollution Burning of plastic in the open air leads to environmental pollution due to the release of poisonous chemicals. The polluted air, when inhaled by humans and animals, affects their health and can cause respiratory problems.
What effect does plastic have on the world?
How does plastic harm the environment? Plastic sticks around in the environment for ages, threatening wildlife and spreading toxins. Plastic also contributes to global warming. Almost all plastics are made from chemicals that come from the production of planet-warming fuels (gas, oil and even coal).
Why plastic is bad for health?
Studies have found that certain chemicals in plastic can leach out of the plastic and into the food and beverages we eat. Some of these chemicals have been linked to health problems such as metabolic disorders (including obesity) and reduced fertility.
Is plastic really a problem?
With the plastic free, zero waste, and low impact movements gaining traction, plastic has become vilified, but plastic isn’t really the problem.