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Uni of Queensland scientists uncover microplastics in everyday rice – PerthNow

Australian scientists have found an unexpected item hiding in a beloved pantry staple that could have a negative impact on your health.



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Australian scientists have discovered rice can contain trace amounts of potentially harmful microplastics during a world-first study published in the Journal of Hazardous Materials.
Researchers from the University of Queensland (UQ) have detected an average 100g single serve of uncooked rice can contain 3-4mg of plastic.
The amount of microplastics is four times higher in instant or pre-cooked rice with an average of 13mg per 100g serve.
The studys lead author, Dr Jake Dr OBrien, employed an innovative…

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