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

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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

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Karen M

Plastic is not natural and it does absolutely nothing good for any living thing, plant, animal or mineral, especially in our blood!

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Patrice A

I am highly concerned about plastics in our bodies and our world!

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Linda W

I am very concerned that pollution from plastics is ruining our planet. We cannot undo the harm that has already been caused, but we need to address this issue so it does not get worse.

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jenn D

I am signing because we are causing pain, suffering and death to humankind and we have the ability to do better.

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Gail B

sick of our our wasteful disposable culture and addiction to plastic.

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Jim R

plastics, “forever chemicals”, decreased sperm counts, wake up, you’re killing off the people you need to profit off!

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Alecia C

I'm a resident of Texas, USA and I'm signing because I'm VERY WORRIED about this issue and its impact on our health.

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Brita W

stop pollution of our earth

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Frances S

we need to stop this happening

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Chris N

I think we should understand better what our greed is doing to us

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M. Virginia L

This situation just keeps getting worse and worse. There’s already too much plastic in our environment.

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Virginia S

It’s important to know the effects plastic has on us and our world.

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Reuben M

I'm signing because it's vital damn it! Leaders don't care about anything but themselves and their pay checks 😡

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Jude W

we can‘t take it any more, and neither can our oceans

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Patricia M

We are responsible for the planet we pass on to the children of all species.

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Jai M

i care about humans and the impact plastics are having on our bodies.

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Bonnie L

I care about the planet.

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Pegalee B

I think this is important!!

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Carol G

Needs investigating now!

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Yvonne R

this is a serious matter.

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Taron B

i care and live the environment and it animals

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Ana C

I love our nature

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Susan D

This is ultimately hugely important for our health and for the earth.

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Deborah H

I'm a nurse and mother and my family and I, and our community have health issues that may be linked to plastic pollution ❤️‍🩹. We need to fight for change 💪

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