Plastic is not only a serious threat to the environment, but perhaps also to our health. We eat, drink and breathe plastic, allowing tiny particles of plastic to penetrate our body. We already know that the chemicals added to plastic are most likely harmful to our body.
There seems to be a connection with fertility problems, language development disorders, cancer, obesity and ADHD. But we cannot say this for sure. Hardly anything is known about the possible health effects of microplastics. Therefore: how dangerous is plastic? And what are the possible consequences for our health?
We are seriously concerned.
For this reason, the Plastic Soup Foundation, together with leading scientists, policymakers and innovators, has taken the initiative to create a new alliance: The Plastic Health Coalition. In this coalition various national and international environmental and research organizations, all of which deal with the effects of (micro)plastics on our health, have joined forces. In this way we want to encourage the initiation of more scientific research into the effects of plastic on our health as soon as possible.