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Health Impacts Of Plastic Pollution

Health Impacts Of Plastic Pollution

Organized at 3 PM GMT on 15th June, 2016

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ARLENE BLUM

Biophysical Chemist, Author & Mountaineer

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Stacy Malkan

STACY MALKAN

Co-Founder, U.S. Right To Know

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Abby Barrows

ABBY BARROWS

Marine Scientist, Adventurers & Scientists for Conservation

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LISA BOYLE

Environmental Attorney

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MADHUMITHA RAJENDRAN

Research Analyst, be Waste Wise

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Madhumitha Rajendran performed research for the panel

Improper waste management has numerous health impacts on humans and ecosystems. One such significant cause of health risk is plastic pollution. Pollutants from plastic waste in our waters enters human body through the food and water we ingest. Everyone of us, including people living in the most pristine and remote ecosystems have plastic and their additives in them. This panel will lay out the different ways in which plastics enter our bodies, their sources and impacts on health of humans and ecosystems.

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