Scientists believe that microplastics in our bodies may be responsible for everything from cancer to autism to Alzheimer’s to birth defects to falling fertility rates. We could save them a lot of time if the oil, gas, and plastics industries will tell us what they know.

Send a letter to Dow Inc., the third largest plastics producer, and ask them to release any studies or information they have on the health impacts associated with the full life cycle of plastics.

Fighting Every Day To Protect Our Planet

EARTHDAY.ORG is unwavering in our commitment to end plastics for the sake of human and planetary health, demanding a 60% reduction in the production of ALL plastics by 2040. Our theme, Planet vs. Plastics, calls to advocate for widespread awareness on the health risk of plastics, rapidly phase out all single use plastics, urgently push for a strong UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution, and demand an end to fast fashion. Join us as we build a plastic-free planet for generations to come!

Governments and NGOs from around the world will gather in Ottawa to continue negotiating the terms of the United Nations Global Plastic Treaty this Earth Day, 2024.  Plastics pose serious health risks to life on Earth.  BABIES VS. PLASTICS, the first of five such reports, offers an over-view of some of the latest research studying the impacts of microplastics on the health of young babies and children. 

Climate and environmental literacy, coupled with strong civic education, will create jobs, build a green consumer market and allow citizens to engage with their governments in a meaningful way to address the climate crisis.

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