With each meal, we may swallow more than 100 tiny particles of plastic. Yes, in a new study this has been revealed, it has been found that polymers from soft materials and synthetic fabrics are found in domestic dust, which has been seen on our food plates.
Researchers from the UK-based Heriot-Watt University have found in the investigation of some pantry utensils containing sticky dust placed on the table of food in three houses, which are used later for dinner.
At the end of the dinner lasted for 20 minutes, 14 particles of plastic were found in pantry dishes, which is equivalent to 114 plastic fibers, which are found on an average on each dinner plate.
Scientists at Heriot-Watt University concluded that an average person in general, during the year, swallows 68,415 of plastic fibers along with the food, which is considered to be hazardous.
“These results may be surprising to some people who may expect the plastic fibres in seafood to be higher than those in household dust,” said Heriot-Watt University professor Ted Henry.
“We do not know where these fibres come from, but it is likely to be inside the home and the wider environment,” said Henry.