A poison like no other : how microplastics corrupted our planet and our bodies / Matt Simon.
- ISBN: 9781642832358
- ISBN: 1642832359
- Physical Description: 241 pages ; 24 cm
- Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, 
- Copyright: ©2022
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Introduction -- Welcome to planet plastic -- A voyage on the synthetic seas -- A land corrupted -- Breathe deep the plastic air -- Turning down the plastic tap.
It's falling from the sky and is in the air we breathe. It's in our food, our clothes, and our homes. It's microplastic and it's everywhere-including our own bodies. Scientists are just beginning to discover how these tiny particles threaten health, but the studies are alarming. A Poison Like No Other is the first book to fully explore this threat, following the scientists traveling to the ends of the earth to understand the consequences of our dependence on plastics. Unlike other pollutants that are single elements or simple chemical compounds, microplastics represent a cocktail of toxicity: plastics contain at least 10,000 different chemicals, many of which are linked to maladies ranging from diabetes to hormone disruption to cancer. There is no easy fix, Simon warns. But we will never curb our plastic addiction until we begin to recognize the invisible particles all around us.
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