The Truth About Plastic Waste in the Worlds Ocean

Manufactured chemicals in plastic waste cause serious health problems.

Manufactured chemicals – phthalates, bisphenol A, flame retardants, and perfluorinated chemicals, many of them released into the seas from plastic waste – can disrupt endocrine signaling, reduce male fertility, damage the nervous system, and increase the risk of cancer. HABs produce potent toxins that accumulate in fish and shellfish. When ingested, these toxins can cause severe neurological impairment and rapid death. HAB toxins can also become airborne and cause respiratory disease. Pathogenic marine bacteria cause gastrointestinal diseases and deep wound infections.

50% of all human males will be sterile by 2050. Plastic chemicals responsible for testosterone depletion, and many other forms of human infertility.

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