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3000 more plastics found in plastic, report says

The United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) identified 13000 plastic chemicals in the previous report.

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LONDON, March 15: More than 3,000 chemicals are used in plastic bags and packaging for everything from toys to medical supplies, raising questions about environmental damage, according to a report released Thursday by the Environment Agencies.

United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) identified 13000 plastic chemicals in the previous report, and European scientists identified 16000 plastic chemicals, all considered harmful to human health.

The report, funded by the Norwegian government, comes as the government is negotiating to counter the environmental impact of plastic bags, which generate 400 million tons of waste annually.

According to Jane Muncke, managing director of the Swiss non-profit Food Packaging Forum and co-author of the report, to solve the environmental problems caused by plastics, it is essential to understand the entire life cycle of plastic bags, and also, it is important to comprehend the chemical problems.

“We’ve found plastic chemicals in hundreds, if not thousands, of people, and it’s a trigger for dangerous human health effects, and these chemicals can also cause cardiovascular diseases,” according to Muncke.

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