The plethora of petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, microplastics, nanoparticles are destroying fish, insects, birds and humanity. While each substance is studied alone, nobody studies how all these poisons interact on all living things. Cocaine and antidepressants are commonly found in fish that we eat. These poisons work form a chemical cocktail which are eating our brains, destroying our guts, and destroying reproductive safety, and turning all classes of vertebrate males into females. The overwhelming evidence of this is very, very disturbing. Ignorance is bliss, but if you want to know what’s really happening to society, read on. If you can. The main focus here is on neurotoxicity and sexual reproductive disruption.
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Females are particularly more vulnerable to nanoparticle toxicity which affects reproductivity and fetal development. Moreover, various types of nanoparticles have negative impacts on male germ cells, fetal development, and the female reproductive system.
Children eat more food, drink more water, and inhale more air than adults based on body weight. Children also have greater dermal exposure to nanoparticles in sunscreens/cosmetics than adults as they have lower body weights but an increased ratio of body surface area to weight,
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Microplastics cause chromosomal and reproductive abnormalities, early puberty, childhood obesity, and increased blood pressure.
Nanoparticles can cross the placenta into the fetus by passive diffusion or endocytosis, which can trigger fetal inflammation, apoptosis, genotoxicity, cytotoxicity, low weight, reproductive deficiency, nervous damage, and immunodeficiency, among others.
Even moderate concentrations of a nanoparticle used to whiten certain foods, milk and toothpaste compromise the brain.
Magnetic nanoparticles similar to those associated with Alzheimer’s disease enter the brain through the inhalation of polluted air.
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Direct harmful effects of nano- and microplastics may be of physical and/or chemical in nature. The latter include the leaching from plastics of carcinogenic and endocrine-disrupting contaminants, such as monomers, plastic additives and polymer-associated chemicals. In addition, due to their large surface area to volume ratio, small-scale plastic particles can become heavily contaminated.
Microplastics in seafood. Human activity has led to microplastic contamination throughout the marine environment. As a result of widespread contamination, microplastics are ingested by many species of wildlife including fish and shellfish. Because microplastics are associated with chemicals from manufacturing and are absorbed from the surrounding environment, there is concern regarding physical and chemical toxicity.
Scientists have discovered that nanoplastics accumulate in marine organisms over time. This could pose harm to aquatic food chains and human health.
Nanoplastics in low concentrations cause damage to the DNA, to cell membranes and produce oxidative stress.
Tiny bits of plastic have seeped into soil, fish and air, posing a threat to animal and human health. Pesticides are attracted to plastic, leading to health effects such as liver damage.
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Microplastics pose a threat to plants. Plastic surfaces could allow toxic substances to accumulate in ways that they couldn’t in organic soil with one of the big problems being biodegradable plastics.
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High levels of BPA (Bisphenol A), a chemical used for making several plastics has been found in the urine of teenagers.
Nanoparticles enter the body from breathing the air, or from eating food and water where they enter directly into the bloodstream, and also by passage through the skin. They also have the potential to penetrate the blood–brain barrier due to their small size. Nanoparticles can interact with proteins and enzymes, alter gene expression, and thus affect the biological behavior at the organ, tissue, cellular, sub-cellular, and protein levels.
Silver nanoparticles have lethal and sublethal adverse acute and chronic effects on development and longevity.
Silver nanoparticles lead to the formation free radicals in cells and changes in the form and amount of proteins. Many serious diseases are characterized by an overproduction of free radicals in cells. This applies to cancer and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Researchers warn that a combination of nanoparticles and contaminants may form a cocktail that is harmful to our cells. In their study, 72% of cells died after exposure to a cocktail of nano-silver and cadmium ions. We should not look at nanoparticles isolated when we investigate and discuss the effects, they may have on our health.
The toxicity of titanium dioxide nanoparticles depends on their size, morphology, rate of migration and amount consumed. Titanium nanoparticles can induce inflammation due to oxidative stress. They can also have a genotoxic effect leading to, among others, apoptosis or chromosomal instability. After inhalation or oral exposure, titanium nanoparticles accumulate in, among other places, the lungs, alimentary tract, liver, heart, spleen, kidneys and cardiac muscle. In addition, they disturb glucose and lipid homeostasis.
Metal nanoparticles are hazardous to the central nervous system in terms of nanoneurotoxicity via several possible mechanisms, such as oxidative stress, autophagy, and lysosome dysfunction, and the activation of certain signaling pathways.
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The toxicity of nanoparticles on insects causes DNA damage, membrane permeability, cell death and also leads to genotoxicity and neurotoxicity.
Nanoparticles affect fish and move up the food chain. Scientists think that nanoparticles cling to certain types of proteins the fish need to transport fats through their bloodstream. They found clear indications of a decrease in the burning of fats in the fish, which supports this hypothesis. As seen with environmental toxins such as DDT, heavy metals and hormone suppressants, it’s long been known that toxins can be carried up the food chain and accumulate in animals atop the pyramid. This is the first study showing nanoparticles passing up links in the food chain in the same way.
After crossing the blood brain barrier, nanoparticles accumulate in specific brain regions, where they can access the neural cells, including neurons, astrocytes, and microglia.
The neurotoxicity of nanoparticles is caused by the body’s extensive production of reactive oxygen species that lead to oxidative stress. Subsequently, the release of cytokines causes neuroinflammation, and finally, through apoptotic mechanisms, neuronal death. Many of the commonly used nanoparticles, including titanium dioxide nanoparticles, iron oxide nanoparticles, silver nanoparticles, gold nanoparticles, silica nanoparticles, and carbon-based nanoparticles, have been reported as potentially neurotoxic materials.
Iron oxide nanoparticles reach the brain by crossing the blood brain barrier, or through the olfactory nerve, which affects synaptic transmissions and nerve conduction, causing neural inflammation, apoptosis, induced neural antioxidant responses, and immune cell infiltration.
Gold nanoparticles reach the brain through the olfactory nerves and by crossing the blood brain barrier. In the latter case, gold nanoparticles might cause three types of severe neurological pathologies: astrogliosis, also known as reactive astrocytosis, characterized by an increased number of astrocytes that is caused by the death of adjacent neurons, which leads to scar formation and the inhibition of axon regeneration, increased seizure activity, defined as any change in the electrical activity of the brain, and cognition defects, such as attention, memory, and judgement impairments.
Silica nanoparticles can reach the brain intranasally and leads to cognitive dysfunction and impairment, but also to pathologies that are similar to neurodegeneration and synaptic changes.
Carbon nanoparticle inhalation leads to accumulation in the olfactory bulb, inducing an inflammatory response by activating the microglial cells.
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Note: The focus on a single collapse driver at a time is a mistake, and limits our perception of reality. While it may seem schizophrenic to jump from one cause of collapse to another that seem unrelated, let me assure you this is not the case. It is because we don’t consider all things, that limits our understanding of how it all works together against us.
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1 lb human = 6.78 lbs plastic / year .