Plastic pollution is beginning to affect human health. All the plastic we throw into the sea is now intoxicating the fish and wildlife we consume. The toxins plastic contains are now starting to enter our food chain. More than 100,000 sea turtles and birds are killed due to plastic by consuming it or getting tangled in it and not being able to escape. Scientists examined some of the sea turtles washing up on shore, and most of them had plastic in their nose, throat, or stomach. Over 40% of our oceans contain swirling piles of plastic. At current rates plastic is expected to outweigh all the fish in the sea by 2050. In the first decade of this century, we made more plastic than all the plastic in history up to the year 2000. And every year, billions of pounds of plastic end up in the world's oceans. Fish in the North Pacific ingest 12,000 to 24,000 tons of plastic each year. It is estimated that 60 percent of all seabird species have eaten pieces of plastic, with that number predicted to increase to 99 percent by 2050. Dead seabirds are often found with stomachs full of plastic. BPA is found in many things including plastic bottles and food packaging materials. Over time the polymer chains of BPA break down and can enter the human body in many ways from drinking contaminated water to eating a fish that is exposed to the broken down toxins. Some water bottles have labels on them ensuring they are BPA free, and those are the ones you want to buy.