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Plastic pollution robs fish of nutrients

By: Nicoline Bradford, Great Lakes Echo

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee have discovered that plastic pollution makes yellow perch less nutritious.

Microplastics are pieces of plastic smaller than five millimeters, about the width of an eraser, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. They break down from larger pieces or they are made that size for a specific purpose such as microbeads used in hygiene products. They are a common form of pollutant and can harm wildlife.

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