Plastic in its tiniest avatar called micro plastic is invisible to the naked eye and is stripping us of our well-being. Devilish in the way it invades sea, sand, land and wait a second … even our unsuspecting bodies. Within and without plastic is now inescapable. The commercial industry miracle is now a menace making its way through the human gut.
Statistics reveal that humans may be consuming up to 52,000 microplastic particles a year. Microscopic damage might have begun way before we chose to awaken to it. These tiny plastic bombs are found in beer, salt, seafood, sugar, alcohol honey, processed foods etc.
Seafood being a staple to many causes instant plastic contamination as it is fodder to marine life. The presumably safe bottled water that you carry on the go can lead you to ingest 90,000 plastic particles annually. Nothing is as transparent as it looks.
The human body is playing a willing host to micro plastics huge extended family of fragments, pellets, beads, fibres and film.
Each is comprising of different materials with hundreds of different chemical additives. Each can be highly toxic and some are also suitable breeding grounds for other bacteria and parasites. If the plastic variant contains chlorine or lead it could badly impact the immune system and set our gut health completely off balance.
Consuming packaged foods is a plastic ingesting quick fix containing trace amounts of its plastic packaging.
Plastic is cheap to produce and incredibly durable in the eyes of modern economy. From medicine to
transportation to textile to fashion plastic is reigning supreme. From invading the great pacific garbage patch to patches stuck to our gut and other organs, it can be a nightmare to control. From the planet to the people inhabiting it, plastic is on a mission to plague our lives.