Single-Use Poison

Single-Use Poison

By Stephanie Seferian

We're surrounded by plastics everywhere, all the time. And single-use plastics? They're not only creating a pollution crisis; they are contributing to the climate crisis as well. Microplastics in particular are a cocktail of toxicity, containing at least 10,000 different chemicals, many of which are linked to diseases including diabetes and cancer. And yet more plastic waste is being produced than ever before.  On today's show journalist Matt Simon offers real, actionable solutions to combat the growing plastic crisis. Here's a preview: [4:00] What emerging research says into the effects of microplastics on human health [13:00] Thoughts on BPA, PFAS, and other "regrettable substitutions" [17:00] An update on the state of plastics regulation in the US [21:30] New moms, listen up! The #1 way to reduce your baby's exposure to micro- and nanoplastics [24:00] Research-backed ways to combat the microplastics problem in your home   Resources Mentioned: More Single-Use Plastic Waste Being Produced Than Ever Before, Study Finds (via Forbes) A Poison Like No Other: How Microplastics Corrupted Our Planet and Our Bodies The United Nations Plastics Treaty Episode #390: The Pet Episode This show is listener-supported. Thank you for supporting! Join our (free!) Facebook community here. Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube @sustainableminimalists Say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com.
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