Presence of Microplastics in Humans Raises Concerns on Plastic Usage
In 2022, scientists from the Netherlands and the U.K. announced they had found tiny plastic particles in living humans, in two places where they hadn’t been seen before: deep inside the lungs of surgical patients, and in the blood of anonymous donors. Also, in 2018, a study found micro plastics in the feces of eight people. Another study documented the presence of micro plastics in the placentas of unborn babies. These are studies being conducted overseas that are being used by environmentalists urging people to see the dangers of plastic usage. Speaking briefly on this issue yesterday was Minister of Sustainable Development, Orlando Habet.
Orlando Habet, Minister of Sustainable Development: “The more the plastic is recycled the easier it is to decompose especially with the sun an other chemicals and the more it can become microplastics and when it reaches our streams, our rivers, and eventually the ocean the microplastic is ingested by the fish we eat and now if you can Google and see it through the internet microplastics are now not only in the blood stream of the fish that we eat but they have already found it in human beings. So it means to say that we are now consuming the same plastics. So when you hear people dying of cancer or some problems in their brain and everything else in some way or the other it’s being contributed by plastics.”