Tag Archives: Microplastics

Microplastics found in mussels in Kent

Research conducted for the BBC in the shores around Kent has raised further concerns about microplastic contamination in the food chain. An average of 60% of mussel samples collected from four of the county’s beaches contained microplastic particles. In Ramsgate the figure was 80%. Dr Stephanie Wright from King's College London, who carried out the…
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Government to review health impact of microplastics

The Government has said it plans to review the impact of microplastics on dietary health following an inquiry that called for further research into the potential harm to humans. Microplastics, which can be small pellets found in consumer goods or fragments of larger plastic items such as bags, are a major cause of marine littering…
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Plastic plague?

NEW RESEARCH found microplastic debris in a quarter of fish sold for human consumption. But does marine litter really pose a health and safety risk?                     What are microplastics?   Microplastics can be divided into two categories – primary and secondary. Primary microplastics are manufactured particles,…
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