It’s no secret that microplastics are everywhere. And that makes me sad… sad because of what they’re doing to the planet and to ourselves.
In fact, they’re wreaking havoc on the environment. (Think about all the air and ocean pollution nowadays.)
And as we touched on yesterday, they’re DESTROYING our bodies.
Did you know the average person consumes between 74,000 to 121,000 plastic particles every year?
And just a few months ago, scientists made a shocking discovery about what this means for our health…
Microplastics hiding everywhere
According to researchers, these particles are flowing through our bloodstream… and deep in our lungs.
And I’m not talking about just one or two particles. Researchers found 39 in the average lung… these are dangerous particles that shouldn’t be there.
Even worse, particle pollution has been known to damage lung tissue, leading to asthma attacks, cancer, and a plethora of other health problems.
To be clear, these were found in cadavers of lung cancer patients. But here’s the scariest part…
There were a dozen different types of plastics found—including polyethylene. This microplastic is found in bags and packaging, resin from paints, roads, tires, and nylon.
What’s more, researchers found the microplastics were most prevalent in the lower lung tissue.
The lower you go into the lung, the smaller the airways get. So, it would be expected these particles get filtered out before they make it so far. But clearly that’s not the case.
This means we’re regularly breathing these particles in—and they take a bigger toll on our bodies than we ever imagined.
Take action now
Don’t get me wrong, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken steps in the right direction to make the air we breathe and the water we swim in cleaner than it was 40 years ago.
And no, I’m not someone who expects our environment to be perfect. But I do think we should do what we can… and not having so much plastic in our lives is a great place to start.
I gave up plastic about 15 years ago and won’t touch the stuff or consume anything that it has touched (to my knowledge).
At the end of the day, it’s clear that plastic is dangerous to many aspects of human health—and the sooner people recognize it, the better.
So, please use and purchase things in glass or stainless-steel containers any chance you get. And never store your leftovers in plastic containers.
Your health depends on it.
Until next time,
P.S. in the April 2019 issue of my Logical Health Alternatives newsletter (“Staying healthy in a polluted world: How to protect yourself against the dangerous toxins you come face-to-face with on a daily basis”), I discussed the many ways you can protect yourself—and loved ones—against the dangerous toxins that you encounter on a daily basis. Not a subscriber? No worries. Click here to learn more or sign up today!
“Scientists Find Microplastics in Human Lung Tissue.” WebMD, 04/11/2022. (webmd.com/lung/news/20220411/scientists-find-microplastics-in-human-lung-tissue)