Microplastics found in over 90 percent of big-brand bottled water
Gordon also stressed that in countries where tap water is contaminated with sewage this is a far greater known risk than microplastics.
Please add what the existing evidence on the effects of microplastics on human health says Edit The new study, commissioned by not-for-profit journalism organization Orb Media, used a dye called Nile Red which binds to pieces of plastic, and can be seen under particular light wavelengths.
After screening 259 bottles of water from 11 brands, Professor Sherri Mason found an average of 10 plastic particles per liter of water, each larger than a human hair, and 93 percent showed some sign of microplastic contamination.
Only 17 of the bottles had no plastic particles at all.
“We still cannot understand how the study reached the conclusions it did,” said the company.
It’s really showing that this is everywhere.” The brands of bottled water tested were: Aqua (Danone), Aquafina (PepsiCo), Bisleri (Bisleri International), Dasani (Coca-Cola), Epura (PepsiCo), Evian (Danone), Gerolsteiner (Gerolsteiner Brunnen), Minalba (Grupo Edson Queiroz), Nestlé Pure Life (Nestlé), San Pellegrino (Nestlé), and Wahaha (Hangzhou Wahaha Group).
The Guardian noted that the study has not yet been published in a journal or been through scientific peer review and the UK’s Food Standards Agency said it was unlikely that the level of microplastics found in the water could cause harm.
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