INFLUENCE ON HUMANS, ANIMALS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
The negative effect of the already-massive pollution of the oceans is not only on the earth’s ecosystem. In the long term, it will significantly impact humans and animals. Over time, the plastic pieces crumble into very small particles, from the destabilizing impact of saltwater, erosion and solar radiation.
Fish then ingest the plastic as they eat. Two-thirds of sea creatures are presently endangered by plastic pollution, which eventually impacts humans – at the end of the food chain. The impact on humans is already beginning, as cancer is increasing and human DNA is drastically changing.
The total dimension of the long-term consequences are still unknown.