How harmful is Plastic for Humans and Nature?

How harmful is Plastic for Humans and Nature?

Invented in 1907 in New York and started being used in mass by 1947, Plastic has taken over the world like a wildfire. No doubt, everybody knows how harmful Plastic is to the environment, it is still being used in every market possible. According to studies, Plastic has been proved to be the second most identified type of refuse aka TRASH after cigarettes. The only reason cigarette is leading because it has a direct harm on the human body but what needs to be understood is that cigarette is harming the smoker, be it active or passive but Plastic is harming the whole environment which is common to all.

On the environmental front, there is not a singular entity provided to us by nature that proves to be harmful. Man invented plastic using certain chemicals based on how and where the plastic has to be used. Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP), Bisphenol (BPA), High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) and cross-linked Polyethylene (PEX), or Thermoplastic Polymer are some of the chemicals which prove to be very toxic to the human health as well as the environment and are used to make plastics according to their uses. These dissolved chemicals are the basic reason for many of the prevailing diseases such as cancer, asthma, cardiac arrests, irregularities in reproductive systems. The substance Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is used to make Plastic bottles, condiments, and cosmetics. It is not just the terrestrial habitat that we should be anxious about, use of plastic has embedded its roots so deeply in our daily lives that now the production of plastic goes hand in hand with the growth in population, we dump this non-biodegradable entity in oceans and seas and this greatly affects the aquatic life.

Certainly, mankind has always been aware of the toxicity and harmfulness of Plastics but it has created its place in the environment in such a prominent way that now it has become a serious problem. Every article that is a part of our regular life uses plastic in some ways, from its usage in domestic items like water bottles, tiffin, cooking ware to water tanks, storage tanks etc.

Plastic has become like a plague that is slowly engulfing the mankind.

We can say that everything whether directly or indirectly is affected by the enormous use of Plastics which only goes to prove, “WE LIVE IN A VERY PLASTIC WORLD.” Many associations and organizations are working on the reduction of the use of Plastics or are dedicated towards making it better so as to reduce the toxicity or the harmful effects.

We can certainly divide the environment in different habitats and discuss the harmful effects in each of them but for once we should see the environment as a whole entity and understand how Plastic is killing it and before it gets out of hands, our only course of action should be to start developing better alternatives to plastic to minimize and if possible revert the damages caused so far.

We at H2O Plus have a firm belief that all of us deserve better and that overuse of plastic is not a problem that should be restricted to environmental studies books alone.

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