Life in Plastic … Is it getting 2 Fantastic?

Uatii Hengari


I’m a barbie girl, in a barbie world – life in plastic. It’s fantastic.” Or is it getting more drastic – drastically detrimental to the wellbeing of a person? This paper is a sequel to the paper “Life in Plastic … Is it fantastic?” where skin and cells in organs were considered as being composed of Plastic. Precisely, plastic found in Barbie dolls. In this paper 44% of the body is explored as composed of plastic, collagen (30%) and bones (14%). This is all based off Barbie dolls and the song by Aqua.


Song; Biology; Plastic; Collagen; Bones; Aqua; Barbie

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