Sunday, February 23, 2020

Tag: microplastics

Just one tea bag can release billions of microscopic plastic particles...

From Arctic snow to the deep sea, microplastics have been found in some unusual places. Now, it turns out they could be lurking at the bottom of...

Dangerous levels of plastic found in children’s bodies finds new study

"It can't be that every fourth child between three and five years old is so heavily burdened with chemicals that long-term damage cannot safely be ruled out."

Microplastics in every bite: News study confirms human consumption of plastic

A new study confirms that on average, humans consume 50,000 bits of plastic a year and inhales nearly the same amount.

Microplastics are blowing in the wind: New Study shows plastic pollution...

"They're a brand new [type of] pollution, but there's so much of it and it's increasing so fast that it's something we really need to start learning about."

5 everyday products contaminated with plastic

It's high time that corporations and governments step up to stem the tide of plastic, taking action to eliminate all but the most essential single-use plastic items.

Microplastics accumulate in bodies of shellfish within hours, new study reveals

“Understanding whether plastic particles are absorbed across biological membranes and accumulate within internal organs is critical for assessing the risk these particles pose to both organism and human health."

Report finds microplastics in more than 90% of table salt

People could be ingesting approximately 2,000 microplastics each year through commercial salt alone without knowing how harmful the effects could be.

Progressive Briefing for Tuesday, August 21

Microplastics in beer, CNN "fact check" on Medicare for All is bogus, ZInke caught red handed trying to sell off public lands, and more.

‘Nowhere is immune:’ Researchers find record levels of microplastics in Arctic...

"It suggests that microplastics are now ubiquitous within the surface waters of the world's ocean."

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Yale study says Medicare for All would save US $450 billion, prevent nearly 70,000...

The study in The Lancet found that Medicare for All, supported by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, will save money and is more cost-effective than “Medicare for All Who Want It."

America’s democracy versus Trump fascism. Which will prevail?

The American people better wake soon and realize that this nation’s democracy is under direct attack by these forces of fascism.

Factchecking NPR’s attempted takedown of Bernie Sanders

Their ignorance is willful, and finds its roots in a profoundly ideological position, an ideology adopted by journalists who favor and are rewarded by corporate arguments promoted by corporate Democrats.

New study shows Medicare for All will save Americans billions and prevent thousands of...

This study helps quiet several attacks made on Medicare for All from the private healthcare industry.