How Is It Threatening Humans?

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Ananya Bhattacharjee
Ananya Bhattacharjee Writer. Musician. Mother. Reading, music and travelling are all time favourites. Been into ‘writing’ from the last 10 years and have become an everlasting love since I started.

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Plastic, one of the most devastating things the planet has invented, takes thousands of years to decay. At each stage of the lifecycle of plastic, it poses unique risks to human health and life, the risks posing out both from exposure to plastic particles as well as associated chemicals. 

Across the world, people are exposed to this element, at multiple stages of this lifecycle:

  • Extraction and transportation of plastic: This phase releases enormous toxic substances into the atmosphere and water, intake of which causes severe health impacts like cancer, neurotoxicity, reproductive and developmental toxicity, and impairment of the human immune…

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