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Claim: ‘You’re eating a credit card’s worth of plastic every week…altering your gut makeup’ – Rebuttal: Dr. Patrick Moore: ‘What a complete load of crap’

How much plastic is sitting on your gut? If you think the answer is zero, think again. A recent review suggests people consume about five grams of plastic particles per week — the equivalent of the weight of a credit card.

Nanoplastics are any plastics less than 0.001 millimeters in size. Microplastics, on the other hand, are 0.001 to 5 millimeters and on some occasions still visible to the naked eye. Most microplastic and nanoplastics find their way to the human food chain from packaging waste. 


Research exploring the number of micro-and nanoplastic particles in the gastrointestinal tract has shown its presence is changing the gut microbiome composition. The changes it’s making are linked to the emergence of metabolic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, or chronic liver disease.

Former Greenpeace co-founder Dr. Patrick Moore rebuts:
“What a complete load of crap. In fact, any plastic particle ingested is indigestible and will be sent out with your crap. It does not build up in your ‘gut’ whatever anatomical part that refers to. Real ‘sciencey’.  On one hand, they tell us that plastic never breaks down and will remain in the environment for 1,000 years. On the other hand, they claim it breaks down into ‘microplastic’ in the ocean and kills fish.
There is a good reason why we wrap and package a large percentage of our food in plastic. Plastic is non-toxic and protects our food from contamination. The anti-plastic activists then claim plastic becomes ‘toxic’ when it enters the oceans. No, it becomes habitat for hundreds of species of marine life and is used by seabirds as a digestive aid in their gizzard, in the same manner, that land birds use pebbles throughout their lives.

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