New Delhi: If you are also a non-vegetarian then you need to be alerted. There may be poisonous microplastics in the stomach of the fish kept in your plate. You will be surprised to know that these microplastics are one-fourth smaller than the mustard seeds. These poisonous microplastics have been found in the variety of seven famous eating fish of the country.
Poison in seven famous fish of the country
Poisonous microplastics have been found in the stomach of seven famous eating fish of the country. The National Center for Coastal Research has revealed this. Microplastics have been found in 80 percent of the fish found along the beach of Marina Beach in Chennai. This microplastic present in the stomach of fish is very harmful. Let’s know about its dangerous effect.
Dangerous microplastics found in these fish
The National Center for Coastal Research (NCCR) based on its study reported that Indian Mackerel, Greater Lizardfish, Humphead Snapper, Barracuda, Day Snapper (Day Snapper), Spadenose Shark and Golden Snapper have microplastics in their stomachs.
Microplastics in fish gills and gutts
Microplastics have been found in the gills and gutts of these famous fish, ranging in size from 1.93 millimeters to 2.03 millimeters. Microplastics are found in the body of this fish in the form of threads, pieces, films and nets. Let us tell you that the variety of these fish is found in a large amount in the Pattinapakkam Fish Market located in Marina Beach, Chennai.
These fish are known by many names
Indian Mackerel is known in India as Bangdo, Bangdi, Bangda, Kajol Gauri. Greater Lizardfish is also known by the names Chor Bumla, Chor Bombil, Aranna, etc. Barracuda is also called Tirthakadaiyan and Farutholi in local languages in India. Day Snapper is known by the names Ratado, Chembali, Murumin, Pahari, Banda etc.
What does the study say
Mishra, the Scientist spokesperson of the NCCR, told the Times of India that these fish actually consider red items as food items. That’s why she swallows microplastics. Microplastics have been found in the bodies of fish present in the sea near the Bay of Bengal, Pulicat Lake, Odisha coast and Marina Beach.
Many terrible diseases can be the reason
Spokesman Mishra explains that microplastics can be removed before eating big fish, but this is not possible in small fish. Poisonous substances emanating from these plastics can cause harm to humans. If there is more congestion, then they can act to make cancer, ulcers, organs inactive. The diet of human can close the placenta. The brain can be affected. The balance of endocrine hormones may deteriorate. Not only this, thyroids can be imbalanced.
What is microplastic
Microplastics are microscopic pieces of plastic products of the size of 5 millimeters or less. Microplastics are formed when large plastic pieces break. Microplastics are used in toothpaste, cosmetic products. Microplastic fishes are not only found in the gills and gutts, but studies have shown that they enter the muscles. Those are difficult to clean. So they can go into the human body.