Doctors investigate the consequences of indirect microplastic consumption
Jun 12, 2019
According to the University of Newcastle, people consume an average of 2,000 microplastic particles a week, which equals the weight of a credit card. Doctors are investigating the long-term consequences that regular consumption can have on the body. Microplastic particles are solid pieces of plastic which weigh less than 0.5 grams and can be found in the air, water, and food. Scientists around the world say the planet produces over 330 million tons of plastic a year, and the number will triple by 2050. To stop microplastic particles from reaching the human body, it is necessary to cease all plastic production in the world; humans will see the consequences of the consumption within the next ten years.