Microplastics

Are microplastics the newest health boogieman? We've been using plastic containers and utensils since the 60s, it's kind of strange to me that microplastics and their adverse effects would be discovered just now.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    they want to put things in your blood to "filter it out"

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I heard that if a PET plastic bottle gets cold and then hot a number of times it releases the microplastics.
    I didn't believe in microplastics until I heard about this.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    OP, microplastics weren't discovered on the 22nd of February, 2024.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Are carcinogens the newest health boogieman? Humans been using tobacco since the 1600s, it's kind of strange to me that carcinogens and their adverse effects would be discovered just now.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw I wasn't crazy when I thought it was strange that the bottled water I was drinking had a plastic taste to it

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    it's kinda hard to not think you are getting some plastic with your food when some form of plastic comes in contact with everything you eat from
    even fresh produce is gathered in plastic crates
    unless you are killing it, picking it, or somehow harvesting it with your own hands you are in contact in some way with plastic

    honestly if I was either more charismatic or fricked in the head there's a really profitable fad diet that morons would eat up surrounding avoiding plastics

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    depends on the plastic.
    you can eat polyethylene pellets and shit it out unchanged, it doesn't matter.
    whereas something like polycarbonate has BPA as a monomer so as it degrades, you're going to have those free monomers which can cause problems.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >containers and utensils
    You fricking moron.
    Microplastics at large come from friction based sources such as worn polyester or car tyres. The dust washes into the ocean, goes up the food chain, and ends up in everything. The average concentration keeps going up. We're not gonna have any major problems because of it, but if there wasn't an impending global collapse, people would be deformed mutants in a few hundred years when the concentrations start being high enough to really frick your anatomy.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      we're already breeding plastic eating microbes

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    holy shit. you're telling me it might take a lifetime or at least a few decades to engage in research effects on human life about which few people hypothesize? you're much smarter than me.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    why would it be strange when long term clinical studies require DECADES of research data to back up conclusions. moron.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >20 years ago
    >nooo you can't use plastics! they take 800 years to degrade in a landfill!
    >today
    >nooo you can't use plastics! they degrade so quickly that microscopic particles end up in your body!

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      moron they don't need to degrade quickly for microplastics to wind up in our bodies. do you realize how small microplastics are?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >do you realize how small microplastics are?

        >20 years ago
        >nooo you can't use plastics! they take 800 years to degrade in a landfill!
        >today
        >nooo you can't use plastics! they degrade so quickly that microscopic particles end up in your body!

        >microscopic particles

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      thats not what degrading means and nobody has said microplastics are "degraded" plastic, theyre the same plastic but in smaller particles, degrading signifies a change in the chemical structure

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Pieces of plastic sheds microplastics similar to how you shed dead skin.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    how many years did they use asbestos insulation or leaded gasoline before they decided to ban it? how long did it take them to announce that smoking was bad for you?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Uhh, I'd like to use a lifeline.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

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  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Have you not noticed the insanely high percentage of people who grew up in the 60s getting cancer and dying

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      (its because theyre in their 70s)

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Eat that shit and some prions and you'll be sorted.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's all just "potential" harm which freaks Europeans and communists out

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I mean, considering everyone on earth already has microplastics in their blood and many plastics have testosterone blocking properties it would explain why men nowadays have on average 1/3rd the test levels that their grandfathers had. Probably a bad thing.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Romans sweetened their food with lead and didn't notice it was damaging until long after their empire fell.

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Microplastics is going to be our generation's lead/asbestos.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Thanks for reminding me to donate blood

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    No, it's the opposite. More attention needs to be brought to this issue. It's the single greatest cause of the LGBT epidemic and declining fertility.

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >We've been using plastic containers and utensils since the 60s, it's kind of strange to me that microplastics and their adverse effects would be discovered just now
    do Boomers seem normal to you? They have had the longest exposure. Which explains... a lot.

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