The plastic in seafood with Francisca Ribeiro (Part 1 of 2)
Plastic contamination of the marine environment is widespread, but the extent to which the marine food web is contaminated is not yet known - until now. Francisca Ribeiro is a PhD candidate from University of Queensland who led a recent study that has found plastic contamination in samples of popular seafood such as prawns, oysters, crabs, and sardines. The study is an important step to understanding the potential harm microplastics in seafood could have on human health - and Francisca gives us the low down on the study methods, results and what it all means next time you're thinking about eating your next seafood meal (or not).
- Francisca Ribeiro: https://qaehs.centre.uq.edu.au/profile/1006/francisca
- UQ News, August 2020, Research reveals microplastic content levels in seafood: https://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2020/08/research-reveals-microplastic-content-levels-seafood?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=Nov2013&utm_campaign=Newsletter
- Ribeiro F et al, 2020, Quantitative Analysis of Selected Plastics in High-Commercial-Value Australian Seafood by Pyrolysis Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry, Environmental Science and Technology: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acs.est.0c02337
- Ribeiro, F, 2018, Is eating seafood becoming a risk?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Rb22BxYTqA
- Ocean Protect YouTube Video "If we kill the oceans, we kill ourselves": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNiRKGaaS-c
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