Thursday, January 12 at 7pm. Online.
Join Beyond Plastics as pediatrician and toxicologist, Dr. Philip J. Landrigan, summarizes what we know, what we don’t know, and what researchers strongly suspect about the impact of plastics on human health and future generations.
Plastic is a paradox. It is at once the signature material of our age and also one of the greatest environmental and health threats we now face. Its production drives climate change, releasing massive quantities of greenhouse gasses, and during its use and degradation it releases an uninterrupted flow of chemicals and microplastics. Plastics and their additives have been found in every corner of the ecosystem, including human blood. But what is it doing there? It may be too soon to know precisely, but looking at the animal models and the known toxic effects of plasticizing chemicals, researchers can tell us a lot.