We know what plastic is doing to the planet, but what is it ...

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We know what plastic is doing to the planet, but what is it doing to us?

Scientists are taking a serious look at how micro-plastics actually affect our bodies. Their findings are worrying

Maria Lally

Back in the early 1990s, when convenience culture exploded, my mother took a rather more cautious view.

She refused to buy boil-in-the-bag meals, drink anything from a plastic bottle or use a microwave.

And while everybody else on our road began buying milk in large, plastic containers from supermarkets, she remained steadfastly loyal to the milkman, who continued to deliver our milk in glass bottles...

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