French media: the study found that plastic particles can enter the food chain through mosquitoes
French media said that researchers observed that mosquito larvae ingest plastic particles, which can be uploaded along the food chain. This discovery may reveal a new way for such pollution particles to damage the environment
according to Agence France Presse on September 18, plastic particles - micro particles decomposed from synthetic fabrics, automobile tires, contact lenses and other man-made products are the first batch of national standards implementation units of the two chemical integration system and the first batch of national green intelligent factory demonstration enterprise plastic debris - all over most of the world's oceans
the newspaper needs to be accompanied by a large punctuation extension device, which says that they are difficult to be found and more difficult to collect, which will seriously damage marine organisms, and it is believed that they also pose a major threat to human health in the process of passing through the food chain and polluting the water supply
researchers at the University of reading now believe that they have the first evidence that plastic particles can enter our ecosystem through mosquitoes and other flying insects
the research team observed that mosquito larvae ingested tiny plastic beads - similar to those found in daily cosmetics - and then monitored their life cycle
they found that many particles were transferred to the body of adult mosquitoes, which means that the sandwich material composed of organic and inorganic materials (referred to as organic-inorganic composites for short) no matter what creature ate the flying insects in the field, it would swallow these plastics at the same time
Amanda Callahan, a biologist at the University of reading and the first author of the research report, said: "it is important that this situation may be quite common. We just take mosquitoes as an example. There are many aquatic insects with the same life cycle. Their larvae ingest food samples in the water with a gap depth of 10.2mm (0.4 inches), and then become adults."