http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/micro ... -1.3954947Tiny pieces of plastic are making their way into fish and shellfish found at the supermarket, a new study has shown.
The findings are part of a report prepared for the International Maritime Organization, the UN agency responsible for preventing marine pollution.
It's not yet been established what effect these tiny particles of plastic will have on the humans who consume them, the report says.
Researchers do know, however, that microplastics get into aquatic habitats from many different sources, says Chelsea Rochman, an assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Toronto and co-editor of the report.
Considering how important fish is to many countries as a protein source for its peoples, the food source needs protection. The water cannot clean up after all of us on its own.