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Norwegians are concerned about how microplastics affect health


Norwegians are concerned about how plastic affects health. Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB

Of NTB | 04.05.2024 07:03:59

Nature and environment: The survey carried out by the analysis company Censuswide on behalf of Greenpeace, writes The daily newspaper.

– The news that plastic is appearing in ever new places – far out in nature, in the air we breathe, in the food we eat and even in our blood – is frightening, says expert advisor Haldis Tjeldflaat Helle in Greenpeace.

In the survey, which was conducted among over 19,000 people in 19 different countries, a whopping 82 percent of all participants state that they support a proposal to cut the production of plastic. The background for the survey is the UN negotiations on a new global plastics agreement.

– The plastic crisis is not only a huge environmental problem, the researchers believe it also gives good cause for concern for our health, says Tjeldflaat Helle.

The survey also reveals that 68 per cent of Norwegian parents who took part in the survey are concerned about the negative effects plastic has on children’s health.

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