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  1. Michael Harrop

    Article Most US sandwich baggies contain toxic PFAS ‘forever chemicals’. Testing commissioned by Mamavation blog found high levels of a marker of PFAS in nine of 11 baggies tested (Mar 2024)

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/mar/14/plastic-sandwich-bags-pfas-chemicals https://www.mamavation.com/food/plastic-sandwich-bags-ziploc-pfas-forever-chemicals.html You can buy compostable sandwich/zip-lock bags in some stores now. Target has them.
  2. Michael Harrop

    Study Landmark study links microplastics to serious health problems. (Mar 2024, n=304) Microplastics and Nanoplastics in Atheromas and Cardiovascular Events

    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-024-00650-3 https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMoa2309822
  3. Michael Harrop

    Study More concerning than the nanoplastics in water bottles are the chemicals on them. (Jan 2024) Chemicals Used in Plastic Materials: An Estimate of the Attributable Disease Burden and Costs in the United States

    Articles: https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2024-01-18/health-costs-of-plastics-run-250-billion-a-year https://www.endocrine.org/news-and-advocacy/news-room/2024/us-health-costs-related-to-chemicals-in-plastics-reached-250-billion-in-2018 The study...
  4. Michael Harrop

    Study Two new studies have found that we’re eating and drinking more plastic than we might have realized (Jan 2024) Exposure of U.S. adults to microplastics from commonly-consumed proteins. Rapid single-particle chemical imaging of nanoplastics by SRS microscopy.

    George Leonard, a co-author of one of the studies and chief scientist at Ocean Conservancy, joins John Yang to discuss the findings https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/why-you-may-be-eating-and-drinking-more-microplastics-than-you-thought Articles: Diet for a Sick Planet: Studies Find More...
  5. Michael Harrop

    Article The Plastic Chemicals Hiding in Your Food. Consumer Reports finds BPA, phthalates "widespread" in supermarket and fast foods regardless of their packaging and ingredients and whether or not they are certified organic (Jan 2024)

    https://www.consumerreports.org/health/food-contaminants/the-plastic-chemicals-hiding-in-your-food-a7358224781/ https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bpa-phthalates-widespread-supermarket-foods-201500757.html FDA petition https://action.consumerreports.org/nb-20230104-fdaplasticizers How to Reduce...
  6. Michael Harrop

    Study Nanoplastics promote conditions for Parkinson's across various lab models (Nov 2023) Anionic nanoplastic contaminants promote Parkinson’s disease–associated α-synuclein aggregation

    https://medicalxpress.com/news/2023-11-nanoplastics-conditions-parkinson-lab.html https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.adi8716
  7. Michael Harrop

    Study Microplastics infiltrate all systems of body, cause behavioral changes (Aug 2023) Acute Exposure to Microplastics Induced Changes in Behavior and Inflammation in Young and Old Mice

    Article https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/08/230828162343.htm Study https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/24/15/12308
  8. Michael Harrop

    Study Plant-based filter removes up to 99.9% of microplastics from water (Jun 2023) Flowthrough Capture of Microplastics through Polyphenol-Mediated Interfacial Interactions on Wood Sawdust

    Article: https://newatlas.com/environment/plant-materials-effectively-capture-water-microplastics/ Study: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.202301531
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