Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Are you eating plastic when you eat fish?

If the fish came from the ocean, probably. You've heard about all the plastic floating in the seas. Well, it breaks down into tiny pieces that the smallest critters like to eat. Then it moves up the food chain. So don't assume you can just fish the bottle top out of your fillet. You'll never see it.
One in four fish has plastic in its gut, according a recent study. Plastic particles have also been found in oysters and mussels. If you eat a lot of shellfish, for example, you might be consuming 11,000 pieces of plastic a year. The health effects of this are unknown.

1 comment:

  1. Sea salt is all the rage, but it too now has traces of plastic...unless it's from France. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2017/05/16/plastic-in-sea-salt-study_n_16666876.html