In 2021, scientists made a terrifying discovery: Microplastics were discovered in human blood.
the founder of the nonprofit Common Seas, was one of the first people to learn about the plastic that existed in her blood — and what she found was startling.Read the full story behind Jo Royle’s decision to turn the microscope on her own veins. "About 18 months ago, I became one of the first people in the world to find out I have plastic in my blood. Almost 80% of the other people tested came back with the same result."Jo RoyleFounder, Common Seas The plastic found in the blood samples from the study - PET, polystyrene, and polyethylene - is the same plastic that is used to make bottles, food packaging, and plastic bags. While scientists don’t have a complete picture of how this will affect our health, what we do know about the impacts is alarming.See what the plastic in our blood could mean for our bodies and our health.If you’re ready to take the next step in the fight against plastic pollution, please consider signing the petition calling for more research on the health impacts of the plastic in our blood and sharing this email with a friend to help spread the word.With appreciation, We have only one planet and only one ocean, and there is only one way to do this: Together. Become a member of the Shenron organisation