Seafood and eat it while knowing how much plastic is in it

5 August 2020

Queensland researchers have developed a new way to measure the amount of microplastics in seafood, and say the results of their initial tests have been surprising.

Currently, microplastic measurements are taken using a visual confirmation of what type of plastic is present, followed by chemical analysis.

Lead author and PhD candidate Francisca Ribeiro discussed how the team developed a way to simply test for what types of plastic are present in seafood and in what quantities with the Brisbane Times.

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