Microplastics In Our Food

Meet the Microplastics in Our Food

Clean up your food and personal products, clean up the earth. Microplastics are used in many health and cosmetic items. 

These plastic beads give lotions elasticity, extend the shelf life of toothpaste, and even help pharmaceuticals promote an extended release of medicine. 

Convenient for our daily lives? Yes. Convenient for our health and environment? Not so much.

A 2016 study on marine life found 8.3 metric tons of plastic in the ocean [1]. Results found an abundance of microplastics in fish. 

Save the seas. Limit your exposures to these microplastics:

Many of these chemicals are known as endocrine disruptors. They disrupt how our hormones communicate, which can cause health problems, including fertility and heart disease

Microplastics in seafood aren't the only concern. Hold the plastic on your next meal as we uncover what foods have microplastics. 


Reimagine Your Plastic-Free Plate

Feel good about what you're eating. Make educated decisions when you grocery shop [2]

Some of the top foods to contain microplastics include:

  • Canned foods

  • Shellfish

  • Beer

  • Honey

  • Sugar

  • Salt

  • Tea

  • Bottled water

  • Rice

  • Fresh produce 


Eat Healthy Without Eating Microplastics

Yes, microplastics are everywhere. Worry less about living a non-toxic life. Focus on limiting your exposures to live a healthier life. 

Detox your food with these helpful tips:

  • Buy beans and seeds in bulk and store them in glass jars or organic canvas sacks.

  • Filter the water you cook with and drink.

  • Soak rice and grains in filtered water for at least a half-hour before cooking.

  • Steep loose leaf tea in a stainless steel tea strainer or organic silk infuser.

  • Buy loose, organic produce. Wash them thoroughly in a vinegar bath. Store in a glass container, ZipTop, or cotton produce bag. 

  • Eat sweets, baked goods, and packaged items in moderation. 

  • Reduce fish intake. Stick to fatty fish that are high in omega-3s. Stay away from high-microplastic fish and seafood like mollusks and shellfish.

  • Shop Million Marker Approved Products to limit airborne microplastic in foods like honey, sugar, and produce.

  • Store all leftovers in plastic-free food storage containers


Detox from Microplastics in Food

Curious about whether you’ve been exposed to personal products or foods with microplastics? Take Million Marker’s Detect & Detox Test Kit+ Lifestyle Audit.

Learn which of your everyday items are causing your highest exposures. Receive personalized feedback and recommendations. Feel better and eat healthier with Million Marker!



[1] https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160412020318717 

[2] https://moralfibres.co.uk/food-drink-items-contains-microplastic