Mussels, oysters and scallops have the highest levels of microplast­ic contaminat­ion among seafood, a new study from the University of York reveals. Study author Evangelos Danopoulos says, “No-one yet fully understand­s the full impact of microplast­ics on the human body, but early evidence from other studies suggests they do cause harm.” The study shows microplast­ic content was 0-10.5 microplast­ics per gram (MPs/g) in molluscs, 0.1-8.6 MPs/g in crustacean­s, and 0-2.9 MPs/g in fish. Molluscs collected off the coasts of Asia were the most heavily contaminat­ed.

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