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Microplastics in seafood are most likely to come via oysters, mussels and shellfish. But how much of a health risk do they pose? – ABC News

Researchers have identified the seafoods that are most likely to contribute microplastics to the Australian diet — but we still don’t know what effect, if any,…



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Perhaps you’ve seen headlines saying we consume a credit card’s worth of microplastics a week, or that microplastics have been found in our poo.
Now a new research paper has tried to identify the seafoods most likely to contribute microplastics that is, plastic particles of between 1 micrometre and 5 millimetres to the Australian diet.
Key points:

  • Australians are most likely to eat microplastics in bivalves like mussels and oysters
  • The main type seafood eaten by Australians is fish fillet, which…

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