Health and Environment: A Closer Look at Plastics

Plastics have transformed modern society, providing many benefits but also destroying waterways and aquifers, depleting petroleum supplies and disrupting human health. Rolf Halden, a researcher at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute, has co-written a new overview on the risks and rewards of plastics in the journal Reviews on Environmental Health. Halden suggests strategies to mitigate negative impacts through reconsideration

Plastics have transformed modern society, providing many benefits but also destroying waterways and aquifers, depleting petroleum supplies and disrupting human health. Rolf Halden, a researcher at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute, has co-written a new overview on the risks and rewards of plastics in the journal Reviews on Environmental Health. Halden suggests strategies to mitigate negative impacts through reconsideration of plastic composition, use and disposal. "We are in need of a second plastic revolution," he says.

Science Daily, 1/23/2013

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