NEWS: Plastic chemicals in bodies

Campaign group A Plastic Planet is calling on the government and manufacturers to 'dramatically reduce plastic packaging' after a number of cases of toxic chemicals were detected in human urine samples.

The call follows ITV Tonight's special programme 'The Unseen Truth Of Plastics' where journalist Lucy Siegle’s urine sample showed evidence of Bisphenol A and phthalates and many other chemicals.

Last year the Medical University of Vienna found 20 microplastic particles in every 10 grams of stool.

The average person is thought to be eating at least 50,000 particles of microplastic a year.

Sian Sutherland, co-founder of campaign group A Plastic Planet, wants political leaders to 'wake up and realise the damaging effect plastics are having on our health and take action'.

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