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Webinar: Plastics’ Impact on Human Health

January 13 @ 00:00 - 01:00

“Plastic is a paradox. It is at once the signature material of our age and also one of the greatest environmental and health threats we now face. Its production drives climate change, releasing massive quantities of greenhouse gasses, and during its use and degradation it releases an uninterrupted flow of chemicals and microplastics. Plastics and their additives have been found in every corner of the ecosystem, including human blood, lungs, and all three sides of the placenta. But what is it doing there? It may be too soon to know precisely, but by looking at animal models and the known toxic effects of plasticizing chemicals, researchers can tell us a lot.

Join Beyond Plastics at 7:00 pm ET US on Thursday, January 12 when pediatrician and toxicologist, Dr. Philip J. Landrigan, will summarize what we know, what we don’t know, and what researchers strongly suspect about the impact of plastics on human health and future generations.

Register now for this webinar on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET US.” (Beyond Plastic, 2022)

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Date:
January 13
Time:
00:00 - 01:00

Organiser

Beyond Plastics
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Venue

Online

What is your relationship with plastics?

Our enrichment module, A plastic Revolution continued this week, exploring the role plastics play in our society, how we as consumers use them and our attitudes and behaviours towards plastic packaging.

Join our #PlasticFutures conference this June!

The mission-driven conference will be an opportunity to share research and innovation across disciplines and communities and forge future collaborations to inspire new solutions to end plastic pollution.

http://www.port.ac.uk/plastics-future

Coastal city residents want to do more to reduce their single-use plastic waste and are trying to recycle more, but feel they can’t due to current infrastructure challenges and accessibility barriers they face 🧵⬇️ https://www.port.ac.uk/news-events-and-blogs/news/plastic-is-moving-quickly-from-our-shops-to-our-bins