Increasing demand of plastics and plastic products by human being are responsible for plastic pollution in the environment. The present papers deals the ill effect of plastic pollution on environment and public health. More than 20 different major types of plastic are used worldwide and over 300 million metric tones of plastics are produced in the world annually. Plastic are made from chemicals and contain large amount of toxins like BPA, phthalates and others. Long term usage and exposure of plastics and plastic products to high temperature can lead to leaching of toxic chemical constituents into food, drinks and water. Indiscriminate disposal of plastics on land and open air burning can lead to the release of toxic chemicals into the air causing public health hazards. So it’s time to rethink about the production, use and disposal of plastics to save human life.
Environmental contamination, Plastic Pollution, Public health, Toxic chemicals
Sadguru Prakash "Impact of Plastic Pollution on Environment and Human Health: An Overview" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 1 Issue 5 2017 Page 53-59
Sadguru Prakash "Impact of Plastic Pollution on Environment and Human Health: An Overview" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 1(5)