Seafood study finds plastic in all samples

You now have more plastic in your system than some minerals necessary for life!!!!  Last one out turn off the lights .. LOL

A study of five different seafoods has found traces of plastic in every sample tested.

Researchers bought oysters, prawns, squid, crabs and sardines from a market in Australia and analysed them using a newly developed method that identifies and measures five different plastic types simultaneously.

The study – by the University of Exeter and the University of Queensland – found plastic levels of 0.04 milligrams (mg) per gram of tissue in squid, 0.07mg in prawns, 0.1mg in oysters, 0.3mg in crabs and 2.9mg in sardines.

“Considering an average serving, a seafood eater could be exposed to approximately 0.7mg of plastic when ingesting an average serving of oysters or squid, and up to 30mg of plastic when eating sardines, respectively,” said lead author Francisca Ribeiro, a QUEX Institute PhD student.

“For comparison, 30mg is the average weight of a grain of rice.

“Our findings show that the amount of plastics present varies greatly among species, and differs between individuals of the same species.

“From the seafood species tested, sardines had the highest plastic content, which was a surprising result.”

Co-author Professor Tamara Galloway, of Exeter’s Global Systems Institute, said: “We do not fully understand the risks to human health of ingesting plastic, but this new method will make it easier for us to find out.” … MORE

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