A Poison Like No Other: How Microplastics Corrupted Our Planet and Our Bodies

A Plastic Pollution Coalition webinar
Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 2:15pm EDT

Microplastics are everywhere. They’re in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat. They’re small enough to enter our cells, and they can mimic our hormones. Scientists are only beginning to understand the long-term impacts these invisible contaminants have on our bodies—many have been linked to diseases, from diabetes to certain cancers. Plastics are a risk to all of us—made up of over 10,000 chemicals that are harmful to our health and the planet.

During our October 27 webinar, we discussed the new book, A Poison Like No Other: How Microplastics Corrupted Our Planet and Our Bodies, as well as the harmful impact microplastics have on our environment and our bodies.

PANELISTS

  • Matt Simon, Author, A Poison Like No Other: How Microplastics Corrupted Our Planet and Our Bodies, Science Journalist, Wired magazine
  • Dr. Deonie Allen, Marie Currie Global Research Fellow, University of Birmingham (UK) and the University of Canterbury (NZ), & Co-Founder, Plastic Pollution News
  • Dr. Steve Allen, Research Fellow, The Ocean Frontier Institute & Co-Founder, Plastic Pollution News

MODERATOR: Asher Jay, Founder & CEO of Henoscene