Pollution Essay

798 Words Mar 15th, 2011 4 Pages
Plastic pollution Plastics are very convenient products that we use in our every day life and for most people it would be difficult to imagine a plastic free world. It is everywhere: used for water bottling purposes, food covering, parts that make up our daily items such as cell phones, clothes, and hospital equipments. With so many convenient methods for the use of plastics, many of us fail to recognize the dangers of plastic pollution which starts with industrial pollution, continues with its distribution and consumer pollution. Designed to be discarded, disposable plastics such as water bottles, lids and straws are the greatest source of plastic pollution in addition to being toxic to our health and non-environmentally friendly due to …show more content…
Also, during the production of plastic bottles we end up polluting out air, and most of us have discovered this for ourselves, because anyone who has attempted to burn or melt a plastic container, knows of the toxic smoke and fumes it can create and this fumes create green houses effects on our ozone layer. On the other hand, if we are not concerned about our ecosystem but place importance on our health, then it is important to realize that most of the key ingredients in the production of plastic bottles could be toxic, case in point BPA and phthalates. In an article writen for TIME magazine, Bryan Walsh reports that “a recent bio-monitoring survey by the CDC has found traces of 212 environmental chemicals in human beings”, and that BPA and phthalates, chemicals which plastics bottles are composed of may lead to developemental problems while disrupting our endocrine system by the process of breaking down and infiltrating our food and water, then entering into our body to create and additive effect. Also considering that we are not fully aware of all the ingredients in the production of plastic bottles due to manufacturing companies claiming confidentiality on their products and lack of data by the agencies, we can

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