30 August 2020

• Enjoying Microplastics With Your Fish Dinner?


“Millions of metric tons of plastic enter the oceans every year….the most prevalent type of debris found in our oceans— microplastics… are tiny bits of plastic less than 5 millimeters in length, which is about the size of a sesame seed. Nanoplastics, which are less than 100 nanometers in size, are also present in the marine environment....

“A new study...found microplastics in every sample of commercial seafood they tested…. ‘Considering an average serving, a seafood eater could be exposed to approximately 0.7 milligrams (mg) of plastic when ingesting an average serving of oysters or squid, and up to 30 mg of plastic when eating sardines.’

”Roughly 17% of the protein humans consume worldwide is seafood. The findings, therefore, suggest people who regularly eat seafood are also regularly eating plastic. Scientists have previouslyfound microplastics and nanoplastics in sea salt, beer, honey, and bottled water.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: Medical News Today

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