Microplastic particles were recently discovered in human blood for the first time. The study, commissioned by the non-profit Common Seas, found that nearly 80% of the U.K. trial group had tested positive.
The plastic particles, which contain chemicals harmful to humans, can travel through our membranes and may even lodge in organs. Yet there is almost no research on the short and long term consequences.
This is a potential public health crisis that must be immediately addressed: Each day, we’re all exposed to plastic, and the global production of plastic is on course to double by 2030 according to the UN, which will only exacerbate associated risks. But knowledge is power, and the first step to tackling this problem is knowing exactly how our #pollutedveins will affect us.
Join Only One and Common Seas, alongside more than 80 NGOs, scientists and MPs, and urge the UK government to allocate £15 million ($19 million) from an existing research fund to study the human health impacts of plastic.
*60,278 of the signatures reflected on this page are carried over from a similar petition by Common Seas’ founder, Jo Royle, on change.org
I hope this will help fight the war on plastic
It's a major concern for the future generations.
I have great concern for my grandchildren's health.
Plastic in my blood is gross.
this needs to STOP all they are doing is destroying our Planet for their PROFIT.. hold all companies accountable for their DAMAGES...
to think that theres plastic getting consumed by us... ew..
i dont want my children to one day have to ask me why the plastic in their blood is killing them.
I'm singing because I found out a lot of our food legally has micro plastic in it.
our health matters.
Citizens of first in first world countries need to promote scientific evidence so citizens of the Earth will understand the toxicity of plastics and s…
I want us all to be healthy while living in a healthy planet.
plastic in the blood is bad
i want my child to live in a world where food is a right and its safe
I am signing because we all do not deserve to die because a company and/or a person wants to continuously use harmful plastics.
I already knew about this but was too young to do anything about it so finnaly seeing some petitions to help against it is great to see once I have or…
I am signing because we need to protect our earth for our children and grandchildren
There isnt enough research gone into how plastic affects our blood
people need to know how much plastic is already in our bodies and animals
Gesundheit ist ein hohes Gut!
this needs to be researched
Plastic in blood is scary to me and i want a future without having to worry about health issues due to this
cosmic consciousness don't eat meat milk eggs honey Genesis 1:29,9:4
we need a better awareness of this.