We the Guinea Pigs (Why Plastic? Series)

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What effect does our plastic use have on human health?

We the Guinea Pigs (Why Plastic? Series)

We the Guinea Pigs (Why Plastic? Series)

“We the Guinea Pigs” investigates why we are still constantly – and increasingly – exposed to dangerous chemicals through our plastic use, even though researchers have warned us about the potential adverse health effects for decades. Some of the most cutting edge scientific findings on how plastic harms our health come from Danish researchers.

A recent study conducted in Denmark has revealed how endocrine disrupting chemicals affect the female reproductive system. It shows that female rats exposed to endocrine disruptors during early development end up with fewer eggs in their ovaries and are at risk of losing their ability to reproduce at an earlier age. For some time researchers have known that plastic has a negative impact on men’s sperm count. Are we involuntary participants in an enormous experiment, threatening the health of millions of people – maybe even mankind as such?

Director Louise Unmack Kjeldsen
Executive Producer Mette Hoffmann Meyer
Producer Mette Heide
Assistant Producer and Research Coordinator Kajsa Rosenblad
Format 51'
Produced for The Why Foundation
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