Plastic and other waste found in British mussels

Plastic and other waste found in British mussels
 

Researchers have found tiny pieces of plastic in all the samples of mussels they tested in British seawaters and bought from local supermarkets.
The scientists, from the University of Hull and Brunel University, said the contamination from microplastics and other human debris, such as cotton and rayon, was significant and widespread.
Mussels feed by filtering seawater.
They team says more work is needed to understand the health implications of consuming the seafood.
The group's study is published in the journal Environmental Pollution.
It sampled wild mussels from eight coastal locations... read more

 
8 June 2018 in Regional, Views: 43
Source: BBC
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