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Sea scallops soak up BILLIONS of microplastic particles in a matter of hours, study shows

A new study has revealed the shocking amount of plastic pollution that accumulates in the bodies of marine organisms that commonly end up on our dinner plates.  In a series of experiments exposing scallops to plastic nanoparticles, researchers found that within six hours, billions of particles had collected in the intestines and made its way throughout the body, from the muscles to the kidney.  And, it took weeks for these particles to get out of their system.  Read more...

 

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