Microplastics

Plastics are used in thousands of products that we come in contact with on a daily basis. Microplastics are tiny pieces of plastics that can end up anywhere and can ultimately make their way into your body via many avenues.

MICROPLASTICS

Microscopic Particles Causing Macroscopic Problems

Multiple studies show that the world produces over 350 million metric tons of plastic waste every year. As this waste begins to break down, tiny plastic fibers make their way into our everyday lives in big ways. Some of the big culprits of plastic waste include:

Polyethylene or "PE"

Polypropylene or "PP"

Polyethylene Terephthalate or "PET"

Polyvinyl Chloride or "PVC"

million + metric tons produced yearly

million + metric tons waste yearly

million metric tons waste yearly in our oceans

different main plastic types

THE MICROPLASTIC PROBLEM

Here are some common ways microplastics can affect you

EAT

More than 50,000 pieces of microplastics are ingested every year. These can come from seafood where plastic waste has infiltrated our oceans and waterways as well as plastic drinking bottles!

TOUCH

Plastic microfibers from clothes can leach into your body as well as skin care products that use the same chemicals found in plastics. Also, things you come into contact with on a daily basis: receipts, bottles, packages, and more can contain microplastic fibers.

Breathe

Microplastics travel through the air as they break away from their original product.

Ready to Take the Test?

Plastictox is a quick and easy way to find out what kind of microplastics are floating around in your bloodstream. Once you know then you can begin to fight back against them. Order your kit today!