Research reveals microplastic content levels in seafood

2 Oct 2020

a researcher picks up an oyster basketLevels of plastic contamination has been found in samples of popular seafood such as prawns, oysters and crabs, with the highest content found in sardines, according to University of Queensland research.

Lead author PhD candidate Francisca Ribeiro from UQ’s Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences said the study was an important step to understanding the potential harm microplastics in seafood could have on human health.

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