Saturday, 9 June 2018

Moules a la Plastique?


It is somewhat disconcerting to hear that workers at my alma mater (Hull University) have found micro-plastics in Edible mussel samples from both seashores and supermarkets (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/shortcuts/2018/jun/08/microplastics-in-our-mussels-the-sea-is-feeding-human-garbage-back-to-us). I suspect that such items will be common to all samples, world-wide as plastics seem ubiquitous in the seas and filter-feeding mussels will naturally strain out small particles of these materials in throughout their lives. What the plastics might do to human consumers has not yet been established. A pity as this is a favourite menu item of mine.

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