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Microplastics worse for crabs and other marine life than previously thought, study shows

It has been suggested that 10 per cent of plastic which is thrown away ends up in the marine environment

The tiny plastic particles polluting our seas are not only orally ingested by marine creatures, but also enter their systems through their gills, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter.

Scientists also discovered that when microplastics are drawn in through this method they take over six times longer to leave the body compared with standard digestion.

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