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Anchovies eat microbeads from face scrubs

Tokyo, 25 October 2016. Japanese researchers have concluded in the journal Nature that for the first time it has been proven that fish eat microbeads from personal care products.

The scientists studied 64 anchovy (Engraulis japonicus) from Tokyo Bay. Anchovy is the most popular fish in Japan. Normally, the contents of the stomach are not removed before consumption. As a result, people also consume microplastics.

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