Four out of five Norwegian mussels contain plastic : report - The Local
The Norwegian Institute for Water Research (Norsk Institutt for Vannforskning, Niva) conducted the research on behalf of the country’s Environment Agency (Miljødirektoratet), reports newspaper VG.
“Microplastics are likely to be mainly found in the animal’s digestive system. But since we eat the entire mussel, microplastics could be finding their way on to Norwegian dining tables,” Environment Agency director Ellen Hambro told VG.
13 different tests were carried out on 252 mussels, with 193 being shown to contain microplastics, according to the report.