The development of human science and technology has reached a new stage. Many high-tech products created by human beings have brought great convenience to life. In recent years, the takeaway industry began to develop and prosper, and has become a major economic pillar. Takeaway has become a necessary ritual for many young people. But it also means that there is a potential threat of white takeout. A lot of takeout is packed in plastic boxes. Plastic has penetrated into human life. In recent research, scientists found that the plastic components extracted from human feces have infiltrated into the human body.
Scientists carried out experiments and detected 20 kinds of plastics in the human body
Although the emergence of plastics has greatly changed the industrial environment and saved a lot of costs in the production field, it is widely used in food packaging, construction, civil engineering and aerospace industries, and plays an important role in human life. By 2018, the output of plastics has even reached 360 million tons, which is a terrible number. As we all know, plastics are not decomposable, so what What kind of pressure will this 360 million tons of plastic put on the earth.
Scientists found in the process of research, since plastic has penetrated into daily life, will there be residual plastic components in the human body? The scientists recruited eight volunteers to drink the scientists’ specific diet every day to determine whether plastic had entered the human body unconsciously. At the end of the experiment, the scientists immediately extracted their fecal samples, and the results showed that all of the eight samples were plastic. And the components of these plastics are different. The scientists concluded that there are 20 kinds of plastics in every 10 grams of human feces, among which polyethylene and polypropylene are the most abundant.
Plastics also emit greenhouse gases
Scientists speculate, do these plastics exist in food sources? Have animals not escaped the fate of plastics? The scientists tested the ingredients of the fish in the volunteers’ diet and found that the fish contained different ingredients of plastic. In order to improve the reliability of the experiment, these fish were all captured from the deep sea. Unexpectedly, the penetration ability of plastic was too strong, and it had entered the deep sea. Plastics, like a lot of microbes, are now pervasive.
The proliferation of plastics has a great impact on human life. We can see that in some parts of the world, plastic waste is randomly discarded in the garbage pool. These non decomposable plastics are usually exposed to the sun. When they react with the sun, they will emit greenhouse gases such as methane. Over time, they will become the “accomplices” of the greenhouse effect.
After these indecomposable plastic fragments enter the human body, they will also damage the digestive system of the human body. These plastic fragments accumulate in the human body for a long time and cannot be removed, which is a heavy burden for the liver. For the ecological environment, the problem can not be ignored. Hawking predicted that the earth will become a “fireball” in 2600, and human beings can only find a second home. What plastic products do you usually use? What’s your opinion on this situation? Welcome to comment area for discussion.