conducted by the Environment Agency Austria estimates that more than half of the world population may harbor microplastics in their stools. Now, that is some seriously concerning information. Why are microplastics bad? Researchers say that once microplastics get into the human body and begin circulating, they can endanger health. Specifically, microplastics may negatively impact the human immune system, digestive system and more.
And microplastics aren't just affecting human health; they are also impacting the environment in major negative ways. By the year 2050, the World Economic Forum
that the world's oceans will contain more plastic than fish. The presence of microplastics in the ocean is not just a concern for the environment, because we now know that we're consuming fish that contain microplastics! Plus, microplastic is effecting non-marine environments majorly as well.
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