Microplastics in three-quarters of tested samples – a shocking figure!
Scientists from the Free University of Amsterdam (VUA) have found microplastics in the blood and meat of pigs and cows for the first time.
Scientists from the Free University of Amsterdam (VUA) have found microplastics in the blood and meat of pigs and cows for the first time. One reason for the deposits in the tissue could be contaminated industrial feed.
Microplastics in three-quarters of tested samples – a shocking figure! For the first time, scientists from the Free University of Amsterdam have found contamination through microplastics in the meat and blood of pigs and cows. A total of 16 meat samples, 24 blood samples and 25 milk samples were tested, with most milk samples not containing any microplastics according to the study results. How exactly these contaminations occurred was unable to be conclusively clarified in the study. It is, however, assumed that the animals ingested them through the feed they were given. Particularly in industrially processed feed, i.e. in feed pellets, researchers have also found microplastics. In fresh green feed, on the other hand, no microplastics have yet been found. It also not yet possible to conclusively determine the effect of the particles on humans based on the data collected.
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