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The Endocrine Society presented a statement at the second international Plastics Treaty negotiation meeting on the adverse effects of plastic pollution due to EDCs, endorsed by 36 national and international endocrine societies.

Small plastic particulates can induce inflammatory responses in the gut and brain, but removing them reverses this damage.
Proponents of a process called pyrolysis — including oil and gas companies — contend it will keep post-consumer plastics out of landfills and reduce pollution. But critics say that by converting waste to petroleum feedstock, it will only perpetuate a dependence on fossil fuels.