Plastic is Everywhere – Including in Your Brain

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Joseph Mercola Discarded plastics make up 18.5% of land lls and 90% of all trash entering the world’s oceans. Estimates suggest that by 2050, our oceans will contain more plastic than sh by weight. In some ocean waters, plastic already exceeded plankton by a factor of 6-to-1 in 2006. Recent animal research found plastic particles […]

Migration of Microplastics and Phthalates from Face Masks to Water

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Giuseppina Zuri et al. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, face masks have been introduced in the complex strategy of infection prevention and control. Face masks consist of plastic polymers and additives such as phthalates. The aim of this study was to evaluate the migration of microplastics (MP) and phthalates from face masks to water. Four […]

Assessing Plastic Ingestion from Nature to People

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Dalberg for WWF A new study by the University of Newcastle, Australia suggests that an average person could be ingesting approximately 5 grams of plastic every week. The equivalent of a credit card’s worth of microplastics. This summary report highlights the key ways plastic gets into our body, and what we can do about it. […]

Microplastics Could Cross Over from Mother to Fetus, Study Shows

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Suzanne Burdick The authors of a peer-reviewed study showing microplastics passed pregnant rats’ intestinal and placental barriers, leading to impaired fetal development, concluded the same could be true for humans. The study, published in Nanomaterials, is the rst to show that microplastics fed to pregnant mammals can reach fetal tissues. … “It is certainly not […]

How Masking Contributes to Long Covid

Carla Peeters A lingering disorder that can last for months or years is affecting an increasing proportion of the workforce. The symptoms that contribute to Long Covid could be a result of pandemic measures and masking in particular. Increased exposure to microplastics, nanoparticles, chemicals in masks and nasopharyngeal tests parallel many of the symptoms that […]

What Weakened Immune Systems Have Wrought for Children

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Carla Peeters … More observations on children’s health are alarming. Health experts in the US are seeing children in the middle of the summer testing positive for as much as seven common viruses- adenovirus, rhinovirus, respiratory syncytial virus, human metapneumovirus, influenza and parainfluenza as well as coronavirus, with most of them having two or three […]

Mask Mandates Linked to Increased COVID Death Rates

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Joseph Mercola Data from Kansas show counties with mask mandates had a higher death rate than counties without a mask mandate; two other large studies found similar results, one that gathered data in Europe only and the other from 69 countries. According to a study in early 2021, face masks increase your daily inhalation of […]