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Letters Threat from environmental plastics

Doctors should lead the fight against environmental plastics

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 06 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5056
  1. James Szymankiewicz, GP and regional representative, Surfers Against Sewage
  1. Combe Coastal practice, Ilfracombe EX34 8EG, UK
  1. jamesszy1{at}

I welcome Wright and Kelly’s Editorial on the health implications of environmental plastics,1 but I disagree with the conclusion that we need to establish safe thresholds for exposure—the urgent need is to stem the tide of plastic entering the environment in the first place. We must …

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