What do you think? Does all this plastic pollution just physically damage our marine mammals, or do you think that the plastic could possibly be affecting our health as well?
The answer to this question is YES, MOST DEFINITELY! Plastic is everywhere. It’s in our cars, electronic devices, toothbrushes and even clothing! It is wrapped around the food we eat, and in most products we purchase and consume weekly, or even daily. The plastic that we see however, is not just around us, but also in our bodies. It consumes our bloodstream and digestive system, and continues to negatively affect our overall health.
Now you might be asking yourself, how the heck is there plastic inside of me, I don’t go around eating plastic bottles and containers! And sure enough, our answer would be of course you don’t, but the food and water you are consuming could contain traces of plastic in them. For example, if you are an avid seafood eater, chances are you have consumed some form of plastic. This is due to the fact that sea mammals, like fish, mistakenly ingest plastic that has polluted the ocean.
So, what does this mean for us, as humans? What is going to happen to us if we keep ingesting all of this plastic, year after year? The plastic that we ingest is extremely toxic and can cause disease such as cancer and many others! This ongoing issue of plastic pollution and disease will continue unless we as humans (1) figure out an alternative to plastic and (2) in the mean time, stop polluting our seas with waste such as plastic.
So what do you value more, your plastic bottles and containers, or you and your loved one’s health?