Fears microplastics will find a way into our seafood
Sadly, the world’s oceans are awash with plastics which break down into microplastics and end up being eaten by a range of fish and other marine creatures.
Seafood is usually gutted and so those microplastics don’t end up being eaten by us, or at least that’s what we hope.
Dr Amanda Dawson from the Australian Institute Of Marine Science is stuyding whether plastics in the gut of fish can cross the barrier into the meat.
The work has earned her the 2019 Queensland Women in STEM prize and she tells Mark that microplastics has only really been studied for 10 years and there are still a myriad of questions that need answering.
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