Anthropocene & the human health. Plastic litter in our salt, tap water, honey, fish & food. Land and soil and blood system.



Plastic Litter
Tap water, Sea salt & Food.
Life in the Anthropocene.



In Europe, 72% of all tap water contains 1.9 fibers of plastic litter per 500ml of water.
That number increases to 94% of all tap water in the USA which contains 4.8 plastic litter fibers per 500ml of water. And worldwide 83% of all tap water contains plastic litter.
But the issue of plastic contamination in our water is not just about tap water, nor is it, as we have previously talked about, only a concern with sea food. This is a growing man-made health issue which has been going on for a very long time and by now it is part of every aspect of society and our natural world.
For instance, scientists found plastics in products in studies on Chinese Sea salt in 2015.










Plastic particles originate worldwide from a wide range of products, such as face scrubs, cosmetics, plastic grass, litter in general, grocery bags made of plastic, and plastic bottles which break down in the water and our soil.





























2050AD
[ Oceans run the risk of having more total weight of plastic than fish.]











And as far as sea salt goes the plastic contamination is all around it because of how it is made from natural sea water. But it´s not just about sea salt. Plastic litter exists in our global water itself, in the small fish and plankton, in the big fish eating all the small stuff. It exists in the soil, and it exists in a wide range of things we eat in our daily life. We have found it in honey and all sorts of beverage. We can find it inside dead whales, sugar, salt and fish that is sold in fish markets all around the world.












And yes, plastics can be detected in the blood of almost every human being by now.
You see, the plastic stuff you discard in nature, be it the forest or the deep dark blue sea, it does not biodegrade. And it will never vanish without a trace or consequence.
No matter how many pieces it breaks down into, it does not cease to exist, and what actually happens is that the smaller the pieces get, the bigger the issue because at some point it gets so small that while you can't see it, you are still eating it. And so is all the other animals out there.
And neither whales or Brown bears, ravens or Homo sapiens have evolved to deal with plastics ending up inside our biological systems. We suffer from litter, toxins, pollution, and waste just like the planet does.
And once the plastic litter is inside our bodies, science teaches us that plastic can ( and will ) penetrate our intestinal wall.
And I do not have to tell you that all this is as bad for our own health and well being as it is for a whale.
















[ 'The way toward better health.' ]

And no, the solution is not about you avoiding sea salt from China and buying European or American or South American sea salt because Chinese sea salt is not worse and more contaminated than any other sea salt product.
Nor is this an issue of sea salt only.
The sad reality of our global plastic litter issue is that every single Ocean across planet Earth is suffering from the same pollution.
Every ocean, and every body of water and every land area.
No matter where you plant your human feets, plastic littering is a global land issue too, with all regions of the world, on land, and sea suffering.
So the problem is going to be roughly the same no matter where you live and no matter where the sea food, tap water, salt, sugar, and food is produced.











Which is not just an opinion, but clearly backed up by the global studies we are now starting to see. Just like climate change and the need for lifting weights and doing cardio.
And as such, the only real fix on the way towards better individual and planetary health is to put an end to plastic litter and pollution.
On an individual level as well as a global level in every society and nation across the world.
My health is the health of this planet, and the health of this planet is the health of you, no matter if you wish to acknowledge that simple fact or not, that is how it is and that makes the way forward very obvious for anyone interested in their own and others health & well being.
























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  • Anthropocene & the human health. Plastic litter in our salt, tap water, honey, fish & food. Land and soil and blood system.

    Quality time needed: 6 minutes


    Plastic Litter
    Tap water, Sea salt & Food.
    Life in the Anthropocene.



    In Europe, 72% of all tap water contains 1.9 fibers of plastic litter per 500ml of water.
    That number increases to 94% of all tap water in the USA which contains 4.8 plastic litter fibers per 500ml of water. And worldwide 83% of all tap water contains plastic litter.
    But the issue of plastic contamination in our water is not just about tap water, nor is it, as we have previously talked about, only a concern with sea food. This is a growing man-made health issue which has been going on for a very long time and by now it is part of every aspect of society and our natural world.
    For instance, scientists found plastics in products in studies on Chinese Sea salt in 2015.

  • Fitness School, Do you know the right answer?. Question 15, Do you eat plastic litter when you add salt to your food?.

    Quality time needed: 4 minutes





    Fitness School
    Do you know the right answer?.



    Question number 15 in our School of Fitness.
    I like to say that 'Individual health is planetary health & planetary health is individual health'. So today's question will focus a bit on that simple fact.
    Here goes. Can something as trivial as adding salt to your food expose you to unhealthy plastic litter ( on top of the many well established unhealthy aspects of consuming too much salt )?

  • Fitness School, Do you know the right answer?. Question 13, the truth of overweight and metabolically healthy.

    Quality time needed: 6 minutes





    Fitness School
    Do you know the right answer?.



    Question number 13 in our School of Fitness.
    Today's question, there is a polite saying that goes like this,"fat but fit". And that is certainly a wonderfully inclusive phrase, and as such worth repeating, and respecting, this world has far too much of fat, fit and slut shaming as it is. But how is the simple truth of being fat but metabolically healthy actually looking?

  • Anthropocene: A long form article called Indonesia

    Quality time needed: 8 minutes


    Indonesia
    17,000 islands & almost 260 million people
    Life in the Anthropocene.



    Indonesia is by all accounts one of the world's most populated nations with its soon to be 260 million strong population scattered across an astounding 17 000 islands. Another fascinating aspect of life in Indonesia is that in total its population is made up of over 300 different ethnic and linguistic groups that combined speak over 700 different languages.

  • Books & Publishing: How and where to buy or read 'Wings of a Raven, 2028AD'

    Quality time needed: 2 minutes


    Wings of a Raven, 2028AD.
    Book 1 in my mature, new adult Sci-fi universe.



    Wings of a Raven, 2028AD.
    Price: $2.99
    Print length: 147 Pages
    Publication date: August 2017
    ISBN: 9781537855714
    Read it at your local library or right here at my own 'a Norse View' library.
    Or if you so prefer you can buy it from your fav book store for 2.99US$.

  • Fitness School, Do you know the right answer?. Question 12, Running and the shock impact of each step.

    Quality time needed: 4 minutes





    Fitness School
    Do you know the right answer?.



    Question number 12 in our School of Fitness.
    Today's question, running is a super healthy aspect of any fit & healthy lifestyle. But the brunt of running too often also put intense pressure and wear on feet and knees and tibia since our lower body absorbs almost all of the impact while we run.
    So how often do the average runner ( in general ) smash their delicate feet's and shin bone into that immovable ground per minute while they are ramping up the miles.

  • Book: 'Wings of a Raven, 2028AD'. The first book from the near future book universe 2028AD created by Mike Koontz. Mature and at times naughty storytelling and explicit events hide behind each page of this sci-fi tale. Less than 40 000 words.




    Suitable for a mature audience. 17+ and up. Adult storytelling and explicit events.
    UHD audio video book reading TBA
    Vacation read ( Three+ Nights Bed time read )
    'Wings of a Raven' By Mike Koontz is the first book in a shared contemporary book universe called 2028AD. Mature and at times even naughty storytelling and explicit events lurk behind each page as we traverse the known familiarities of planet Earth and the uncharted vastness of the universe.
    And if at any point and turn, you feel that you need more from this charming sci-fi universe, reach for the abyss of the dark world wide web and the home of every book and short story that relates to 2028AD right here at anorseview.com.
    The first book in this sci-fi universe, is delivered with a touch of abstract horror, and the pleasure and kink of sensual and sultry naughty love. Mixed with moments of life and death, science, and space exploration, pollution, sex, war, poverty, famine. The man made horror and climate change.
    In the 2028AD universe Earth is a world wrought in chaos. And it is a place where hope and despair tumble and take turn with the trembling steps of colonizing other planets while the oceans on planet Earth keeps rising.
    Photography, and writing by Mike Koontz
    2018, a Norse View Imaging and Publishing

  • Fitness School, Do you know the right answer?. Question 10, Describe the complete meaning of the fitness word "repetition".

    Quality time needed: 3 minutes





    Fitness School
    Do you know the right answer?.



    Question number 10 in our School of Fitness.
    Explain the word repetition as it applies to weight lifting.
    Every fitness routine talks about reps and set. But what does that mean, what constitutes a "repetition"?.

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