Microplastics are in our bodies. Here’s why we don’t know the health risks
“What we are looking at is the biggest oil spill ever,” says Maria Westerbos, founder of the Plastic Soup Foundation, an Amsterdam-based nonprofit advocacy organization that works to reduce plastic pollution around the world. Nearly all plastics are made from fossil fuel sources. And microplastics are “everywhere,” she adds, “even in our bodies.”
The Journal ScienceNews wrote an elaborate article about the latest developments regarding microplastics and human health. Multiple Experts are featured, including MOMENTUM’s Dick Vethaak, Nienke Vrisekoop, Barbro Melgert and Raymond Pieters.