You Could be Swallowing a Credit Card's Weight in Plastic Every Week

August 14, 2019

You Could be Swallowing a Credit Card's Weight in Plastic Every Week

Globally, we are ingesting an average of 5 grams of plastic every week, the equivalent of a credit card, a new study suggests.

This plastic contamination comes from "microplastics" -- particles smaller than five millimeters -- which are making their way into our food, drinking water and even the air.