What do beer, oysters, salt, air and tap water have in common?
Fonte: The OCR
Microplastics, tiny bits of plastic waste and pollution, are all around us — in oceans, rivers, soil and air, in whales, seabirds, and fish, and in us too. Sharing the same global environment and eating at the top of the food chain, we humans are not magically spared contamination from plastics.
The presence of microplastics in human feces is clearest proof of human exposure. And, there’s plenty more evidence suggesting that we’re taking the stuff in by eating, drinking and just breathing.
Plastics for dinner?
Research reveals that visible and invisible plastic debris is taken up by life forms throughout the ocean food web, from tiny plankton and shellfish to turtles, fish and dolphins. That such a spectrum of sea life is taking in plastics has sparked concern that, for years, humans have been consuming plastics too.
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