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Nanoplastics Cause Brain Damage in Fish

Discussion in 'Sea Save Foundation' started by Sea Save Foundation, Oct 5, 2017.

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    A recent study has shown that nanoplastics accumulate in fishes’ brains, meaning that the nanoplastics can cross the blood-brain barrier. Fish affected by nanoplastic show behavioral disorders such as eating more slowly and exploring around them less. Animal plankton die when exposed to nanoplastics but are unaffected by larger pieces of plastic. "It is important to study how plastics affect ecosystems and that nanoplastic particles likely have a more dangerous impact on aquatic ecosystems than larger pieces of plastics," says researcher Tommy Cedervall.

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