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Excessive Plastic Ingestion And Kidney Functioning
Feb 2016
Dr Ravi Andrews
Senior Consultant Nephrologist, Apollo Health City

Thanks to the surge in media coverage, the whole world (and its uncle) is now aware of the toxic effect of plastics on the environment. Plastics are non-biodegradable and remain unchanged and indestructible for at least 400 years. Burning plastics releases toxic fumes. Dumping plastics in the seas and oceans causes it to be consumed by various marine life leading to their death and destruction.

Apart from the environmental damage, plastics have also been found to be directly injurious to human health. In various studies around the world, plastics have been shown to be associated with heart disease, cancers, skin disease, brain disorders, kidney disease, hormonal disease and autoimmune disorders.