Good news about oysters

Published May 4, 2020

Plastic pol­lu­tion in the Pacific is a big deal, but hey, here’s some good news: At least some of the oys­ters don’t have near­ly as many microplas­tics as expect­ed. It seems what they assumed was plas­tic was (when “ana­lyzed […] with three advanced chem­i­cal iden­ti­fi­ca­tion tech­niques” not plas­tic at all.

[T]he team real­ized that many of the par­ti­cles were, in fact, shell frag­ments, min­er­als, salts and even fibers from the test­ing fil­ters themselves.

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