As we know that there’s more than 5 trillion plastic pieces in the ocean, and we can’t burn, destroy, or eat them. Nope, this writing has nothing to do with how the plastic effects the marine creatures, it’s effecting us! On December 3rd , on the costal of England researchers discovered a flesh minded fact. A type of scallop called Pecten maximus digested billions of tiny plastic particles, which disperse throughout the body to the kidney, gill, muscle and other organs. This all takes place only within six hours. But when the researchers put those scallop back in to clean water, it only took 3 days for most of this particles and 48 days for all of the plastic to work their way out of the scallop. “Studies like these, that delve into how animals take up and get rid of nanoplastic particles, are key if we want to understand the risk these particles pose to both organism and human health,” Thompson says, head of the University of Plymouth’s international marine research center, “Understanding the dynamics of nanoparticle uptake and release, as well as their distribution in body tissues, is essential if we are to understand any potential effects on organisms”
I think this is pretty flesh minded, like yesterday I was still thinking how undefeatable the plastics are and today the researchers tell me that there may be a way for organisms to immune plastic pollutions. I think they should keep investing in this field, because it’s very useful for a world that includes more than 5 trillion in the ocean. We know that the plastics is effecting the ocean and the creatures in there, so this research is very essential for us. But before we get to the place where we can “eat plastics”, we should still use less single use plastics.