About that Plastic Bag Ban…

NYTimes:

Microplastics Find Their Way Into Your Gut, a Pilot Study Finds

“Researchers looked for microplastics in stool samples of people from eight countries. “The results were astonishing,” they said.

In the next 60 seconds, people around the world will purchase one million plastic bottles and two million plastic bags. By the end of the year, we will produce enough bubble wrap to encircle the Equator 10 times.

Though it will take more than 1,000 years for most of these items to degrade, many will soon break apart into tiny shards known as microplastics, trillions of which have been showing up in the oceans, fish, tap water and even table salt.

Now, we can add one more microplastic repository to the list: the human gut…”

 

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