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Call on Leaders to Fund Research on the Impact of Plastic in Our Blood

105,722 signatures. Let’s get to 150K

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.

The plastic found in the blood samples – PET, polystyrene, and polyethylene – is the same plastic that is used to make drink bottles, food packaging, and plastic bags. · Common Seas

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

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Andra H

I am signing because I am very concerned about our generation and future generations, our kids and their kids and so on.

3 weeks ago
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Sandra M

This is schocking. stop oil drilling. stop deep sea drilling

3 weeks ago
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Amy T

Why wouldn't we want to know the worldwide impact on plastic in our blood? 80% of people tested have it. This goes to our children through breast milk…

1 month ago
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Daniel S

There is simply no good that can come from the continued accumulation of plastics in every corner of the world, let alone our very own bodies.

2 months ago
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Brit N

dance exists and it's imperative to understand the importance it plays on our thought processes while coming up with dance moves and why.

3 months ago
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Sabine D

HUMANITY ARE DYING GETTING DEADLY DISEASES AND FUE! TGERE IS NOTHINH PURE IR CLEAN, EVERYTHIBH HAS CHEMICALS AND ITHER DRUGS WE USE ! 😞😡😡

4 months ago
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MARIA M

It is right to count ingredients of the blood and tissues.

4 months ago
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Justin T

fund research on the impact of plastic in our blood

4 months ago
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Sarah H

We need to cut out the use of single-use plastics. Its hurting our planets and hurting our bodies.

4 months ago
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Kristin K

This is a horrible thing

4 months ago
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Damion D

my account for donations is Bank

4 months ago
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nique j

i think nique the thai model (me) would want to know about this.

4 months ago
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Eric B

we need to know in order to make the right decisions.

4 months ago
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Ti’ahja J

I’m signing because I want to save the little life of humanity we have because those people deserve the chance to live a good lifestyle and be happy.…

4 months ago
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Susan P

I am signing because the escalating degradation to our planet has devastating longterm health consequences...we can send men to the moon but can't tak…

4 months ago
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ELIZABETH R

The plastic situation is at emergency status

4 months ago
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Georgina F

our children deserve a future

4 months ago
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Daryna B

A himan will soon have to be sorted into a plastic waste contained after oasing away. We have to stop this!

4 months ago
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Robert M D

Petroleum Oil Based Plastics are just 1 of the Ways that OUR use of Petroleum Oil, and it's Related Natural Gasses are THE Existential Threat to Life…

4 months ago
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Margaret R

i am signing because the health of humans and all other living creatures are endangered by microplastics, so research needs to look harder at what can…

4 months ago
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Mark M

Our industrial, developed culture, to enable better lives for people, should not be harming them by the hundreds of millions or killing them by the t…

4 months ago
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Karisa F

There may be hidden long-term damage that microplastic cause when ingested by human through fish meat or other avenues

4 months ago
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Nala C

Micro plastics in our blood already is damaging to hormones, we need to know what other things are being affected

4 months ago
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Taylor H

It can’t be good and the sooner we know the better

4 months ago
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Kelley H

Because I don't want Plasstic being in our Blood Streams!!!! HELP US!!!!

5 months ago
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