you can halve your microplastic intake just by not drinking from plastic bottles. most people’s tap water is just fine, especially if it goes through a filter, and it has a lot less microplastics. there’s some evidence microplastics disrupt the human endocrine system, which is not the best thing, but they probably don’t have a major effect on your health
I don't doubt that plastic pollution is a big problem, but a lot of this microplastic news sounds a lot like demoralization.
"Here's this bad thing you can't do anything about. Please feel hopeless and prostrate at the alter of science."
“Then the next day, my 4-year-old child, who I for some reason let watch violent news stories, FaceTimed me again. This time he said, ‘Father, have you done anything to help the people in Buffalo yet? If you need a suggestion, I would recommend a bill that bans semi-automatic rifles that shoot 5.56 mm rounds. While it’s true that such weapons are rarely used in crimes, the ability of their high-velocity rounds to travel over 3,000 feet per second can create a devastating wound when they encounter human flesh. Also, I made a doodie in my pants.’”