Plastic is a problem for the environment, wildlife and human health. Laboratory data show how microplastics at levels relevant to human consumption led to cell death and allergic reactions

Researchers have found microplastics in the air, oceans, tap water, food supply and bottled drinking water. They have also been found on the peak of Mount Everest and the deepest parts of the ocean.

Evaluations of baby meconium, a newborn’s first stool, had plastic chemicals, likely transferred through the placenta after the mother’s exposure. Concentrations in infant stool was 10 times higher than in adults.

To reduce your toxic plastic load stop drinking from plastic bottles, filter your tap water, reduce clingfilm usage and store foods in glass jars instead of plastic containers