What plastic is and the increasing human exposure to harmful chemicals and what overall problems it may cause.

You may have heard of plastic and its impact on the environment, but do you know how it can negatively impact human health? While plastic remains one of the globe’s most pervasive materials, its effect on human health is actually poorly understood.

Exposure to this material continues to expand as already-existing plastic materials break down into smaller particles and release toxic chemicals. As our human plastic production increases, the harmful exposure to these chemicals will also increase.

Impacts on human health appear to occur at every single stage of the plastic material’s life cycle. This includes the extraction process, waste management, and even ongoing soil pollution.