Friday, October 13, 2017

The Gaping Maw: Segment Eight

If You're Eating Shellfish, You're Eating Plastic
“My fear is that we have a latent reservoir of these products that could become our future supply of microplastics,” Ross said. “And they’ll in turn be ingested by zooplankton and move up into the food chain.”
Seafood eaters ingest up to 11,000 tiny pieces of plastic every year, study shows
Scientists calculated that more than 99 per cent  of the microplastics pass through the human body - but the rest are taken up by body tissues.
If current trends continue, by the end of the century people who regularly eat seafood could be consuming 780,000 pieces of plastic a year, absorbing 4,000 of them from their digestive systems.
How Plastic We've Become
A federal government study now reports that bisphenol A (BPA)—the building block of one of the most widely used plastics—laces the bodies of the vast majority of U.S. residents young and old.

The Gaping Maw: A Tale in Multiple Segments - a multi-part story in scrapbook form for Horrordailies. Go here for Part One.

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