Personal care microbeads of plastics are found in sea fish
In a study by Japanese researchers, plastic microbeads similar to those found in facial cleansers
were found in fish for human consumption, the sizes in microns were from 100 mesh to 800 mesh.
Scientists confirm that microbeads are throughout the marine system, this also exposes humans in a
very dangerous way.
Microplastics are obtained using highly dangerous chemicals, the chemical exposure to fish is
very worrying, the same that must be studied.
The plastics found in the digestive tract of fish date 77% of fish have ingested 2.5 pieces of
ingested microplastics, from 0 to 5 pieces of common garbage. The plastic spheres go in different
The personal care microbeads were investigated in four recognized brands of facial cleansers,
in addition, irregularly shaped plastic threads were used in this type of product, among the spheres
found in this investigation were blue, transparent and white spheres.
In this Japanese study it is determined that the appearance of plastics in anchovies is 77% of that
recorded in previous studies.
From the fragments obtained, scientists obtain various surface characteristics, such as
sharp edges with cracks, rounded shapes with smooth surfaces or rough degraded surfaces.
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T1 - Microplastic fragments and microbeads in digestive tracts of planktivorous fish from urban coastal waters.
Here in South America we are committed to helping find a solution to this problem, for this reason our
company is selling tagua particles in some countries to the extent that personal care companies need it, for
example in the photos we can appreciate the same common measurement used in personal care microbeads.
We have the constant challenge of complying with the perfect measure, and every day we try
harder to achieve it.
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