We, humans, have destroyed the environment. We have been cruel enough to take away the natural habitat from the animals. We have littered the planet and polluted the water and air. Due to this, microplastics have been absorbed by the human body. It is such a moment of despair that we are eating microplastic directly?
Scientists have been researching the causes. Plastic pollution is the most common pollution. The aquatic life has been affected by that. Turtles are stranded by plastic and fish ingest plastics. Now it has started coming on the water surface which is concerning as it is blocking the oxygen transfer for the aquatic animals. The “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” is known for the plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean.
Jean-Francois Ghiglione, a researcher at the Laboratory of Microbial Oceanography in France said, “We did not imagine 10 years ago that there could be so many small microplastics, invisible to the naked eye, and that they were everywhere around us. And we could not yet envisage finding them in the human body. Now scientific studies are increasingly detecting microplastics in some human organs – including “the lungs, spleen, kidneys, and even the placenta. Small micro plastics invisible to the naked eye have deleterious effects on all the animals that we have studied in the marine environment, or on land.”
Laura Sadofsky, a researcher at Hull York Medical School from the UK said, “We know that there are microplastics in the air, we know it’s all around us. The surprise for us was how deep it got into the lungs and the size of those particles.”
If we do not take care of our planet, there is no time that we will not be able to live on it.