EIA podcast – Plastic pollutes the air, land and seas … and now it’s been found in our blood

Billions of tonnes of plastics have been produced by human beings and it can be found polluting every corner of the planet, from the highest mountains to the deepest seas.

New research has just revealed that it’s also present in human blood.


Podcast – What on Earth?

Plastic pollution is in the air, land and seas – and now it’s been found in our blood

Welcome back to the EIA What on Earth? podcast.

In this episode ahead of World Health Day (7 April), we’re delighted to be joined by special guest Ben Jack, Programme Director of Common Seas, to talk about his organisation’s ground-breaking findings and by EIA Ocean Campaigner Tom Gammage to consider how this new research could contribute to a global plastics treaty.

Ben Jack

Tom Gammage

Paul Newman







If you’d like to get involved, you can sign Common Seas’ petition calling for the establishment of a plastic and health research fund.

And you can visit Common Seas’ Blood Type Plastic campaign page to find out more about the research that discovered plastic particles in human blood and its call for governments and businesses to act now to reduce our exposure and tackle plastic pollution.