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?
Op-ed: We must take microplastics more seriously - The Huntington News https://huntnewsnu.com/65602/editorial/op-ed-we-must-take-microplastics-more-seriously/
How Much Microplastics Are We Ingesting?: Estimation of the Mass of Microplastics Ingested. https://www.newcastle.edu.au/newsroom/featured/plastic-ingestion-by-people-could-be-equating-to-a-credit-card-a-week/how-much-microplastics-are-we-ingesting-estimation-of-the-mass-of-microplastics-ingested