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Study finds we eat far more microplastics than we realise

by Joy Green, Mar 19
1 minute read

So, we know we have microplastics in our food. How much do you think we eat a week? A recent study from the University of Newcastle in Australia produced a pretty shocking answer – 5 grams a week, equivalent to a credit card’s worth! Given the known related health problems (such as endocrine disruption), could this sort of information contribute to a tipping point in action on microplastics? And could this also contribute to a shift in diets, given that fish and meat are found to be two major sources?

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Joy is a Principal Futurist at Forum for the Future.

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