Montréal – In response to the WHO report into the effects of microplastics on human health, Greenpeace Canada Head of Oceans and Plastics campaign responded: 

“This WHO report clearly acknowledges the major gaps in research around the human health risks posed by microplastics, so we cannot assume the risks are low. This is a research gap that must be filled. In the meantime, what we do know is that plastic is harming our marine wildlife and the fossil fuels needed to make plastics are contributing to our climate emergency.

With that in mind, governments and businesses must – as the WHO recommends – urgently reduce plastic production.”

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For more information, please contact: 

Marie-Christine Fiset, Head of Media, Greenpeace Canada

mfiset@greenpeace.org ; +1 514 400-3256