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Doctors Warn That Microplastics Could Cause Dementia

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Doctors Warn That Microplastics Could Cause Dementia

Environmental toxins could be linked the surge in neurological disorders, like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.   Leading neurologists and neuroscientists are still working to fill scientific holes in our understanding of environmental toxins. However, many doctors warn that microplastics could cause dementia and be linked to other brain disorders.   We know that air pollution, pesticides, microplastics, forever chemicals are far from good for us. However, what role they play in common diseases like dementia and childhood developmental disorders still need more research. We are bombarded with a staggering 80,000+ toxic chemicals in our daily life. This certainly adds to the...

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What is World Clean Up Day?

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What is World Clean Up Day?

We need environmental awareness and action days (like Plastic-Free July) to help motivate and educate the world. World Clean Up Day is another great global initiative. What is World Clean Up Day?

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How to Participate in Plastic Free July

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How to Participate in Plastic Free July

Plastic-Free July is a global movement to help educate people on the horrible impact plastic has on our world and to encourage people to refuse single-use plastics and other unnecessary plastics by making simple swaps.

For example, ditching their plastic toothbrush for a fully compostable bamboo and boar hair toothbrush.

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Plastic Waste Pollution Will Triple By 2060

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Plastic Waste Pollution Will Triple By 2060

Despite plastic bag bans and other "efforts" the amount of plastic waste produced globally is set to almost triple by 2060!  Where will it all go? About half goes to the usual spot i.e. in landfills and a paltry 1/5 of it will be recycled, according to a new OECD report. People it is time for radical change and radical innovation too. It is fantastic to hear about plastic eating microbes, enzymes and even worms, but those solutions are a drop in the plastic pollution bucket and perhaps decades away at best. We need to reduce our plastic footprint now. Gaia...

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Mircroplastics Cause Human Cell Death

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Mircroplastics Cause Human Cell Death

Your suspicions and concerns about possible harm to humans caused by microplastics may just have been proven correct.

A recent paper entitled, "A rapid review and meta-regression analyses of the toxicological impacts of microplastic exposure in human cells" looked at 17 previous studies on the toxicological impacts of microplastics on human cell lines.

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