SCIENTIFIC AWARENESS ON PLASTIC POLLUTIONA.V. RATHORE, G.D. ACHARYA AND M.V. HATHI
Science popularization awareness on environment issues and to create scientific temper among others is the major work for those who love and understand science. This work is being accomplished through awareness programme targeted primarily at the layman and younger generation of India. Whatever be the level of our environment consciousness, awareness and theoretical knowledge, the gaps between knowledge & understanding, understanding and application, application & success are still widening. One of the such issue is plastic pollution. We have taken this issue as a project Plastic slow poison- Remove it frpm daily life. E.g. All of us carry at least some amount of bisphenol-A & pthlets in our bodies a consequences of being exposed to a variety of plastics throughout our life time. How much it creates a health risk is still being debated amongst sciencetists and environmentalist alike. Otherwise known as BPA (a component of polycarbonate- a tough plastic) this component can leach from many common products we use everyday i.e. large water coolers, soft drink bottles, baby milk bottles, colored soft toys etc. So it is widely used in a variety of products including food and drink containers.
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