Most of us have heard from the media that plastics are harmful, but do we know exactly why? Well, plastics are harmful in many aspects, whether environmental, or healthwise. Based on in "the dangers of plastics," one can read that plastics build up everywhere and we our oblivious to it's nature. For example, the Great Pacific Trash Patch. It is a great, great large trash pile only described by wiser.org as having more volume of trash in the upper water column meaning you can't see it. So there you have it, if you're wondering where the plastics go if you throw one into the beach, please don't.
That's not all, in "the dangers of plastics," the author also speaks of BPA and DEHP, the main health ailments within plastics. The reason why these 2 are the main ailments is because BPA is associated with a wide wide variety of diseases which range from cancer to erectile dysfunction. DEHP is the other pathogen because we are exposed to a unsafe level of DEHP daily. For example, IV which is composed of 50% DEHP, sometimes and goes directly to your blood. You may wonder what these 2 are actually, and it's easy to explain what they are. BPA is a plastic synthesizer which strengthens plastics such as water bottles. It is a type of estrogen. DEHP is used similarly.
The author describes plastics in general as a substance which is produced as half a pound among the general american daily. Although we know the dangers and how it is unbiodegradable, we still produce it. Even if it's biodegradable to a degree, most of it isn't and will last up to a millenia.