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Thursday, February 29 • 15:30 - 17:00
Green Room: Plastics poison and women's health

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Toxicity throughout the life cycle of plastics affects our health, leading to infertility and irreversible disorders. For example, Bisphenol A, one of the most extensively used monomers, is identified as an endocrine disruptor and has been linked to breast and ovarian cancer, as well as immune, thyroid and metabolic problems. I call you to pay attention to exposure to PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) that has been associated with adverse effects on women's health, including potential impacts on fertility, pregnancy outcomes, and hormonal balance, too.

There is science-based data about the negative impacts of plastics and its chemicals on women's health and experiences from communities affected by plastics. Therefore, we want to share this and have an exchange to inform people correctly about the importance of achieving international agreements to reduce the use of plastics, ensure transparency, and avoid the use of toxic chemicals.

The thematic focus of this proposed side event is to highlight the impacts of plastics on women’s health to create awareness and interest in addressing plastic pollution with an ambitious agreement.

Thursday February 29, 2024 15:30 - 17:00 EAT
Conference Room 14