A new study reveals that certain kinds of fish are more likely to have ingested plastic—including hundreds of species people depend on for food.
“Understanding whether plastic particles are absorbed across biological membranes and accumulate within internal organs is critical for assessing the risk these particles pose to both organism and human health."
As tiny fibers shed from synthetic textiles invade our bodies, researchers scramble to identify potential threats.
If the bill becomes law, it "would reverse decades of bipartisan progress towards preventing overfishing and rebuilding fish populations, harming the health of our marine ecosystems and the coastal communities who depend on them."
How indigenous food is tied to important sacred stories.
Studies have already found that sea salt can be rich in plastic and that we likely consume the tiny bits that get embedded in many types of seafood.