How Much Microplastic Is Found in Fish Fillets?

How many plastic particles per serving have been found in the fish muscle itself?

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This the final video in a three-part series. Here are the first two in case you missed them: Microplastic Contamination and Seafood Safety ( and Are Microplastics in Seafood a Cancer Risk? (

This isn’t the first time I’ve touched on the issue of seafood and chemical pollutants:
• Fish Consumption and Suicide (
• ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease): Fishing for Answers (
• Dioxins in U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish (
• Fish and Diabetes (
• California Children Are Contaminated (
• How Long to Detox from Fish Before Pregnancy (
• Is Fish “Brain Food” for Older Adults? (

But what about the “benefits” we are told about fish? See Omega 3’s and the Eskimo Fish Tale ( and Is Fish Oil Just Snake Oil? (

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-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

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