Plastic found in bottled water prompts global health review

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A new study at the State University of New York found that more than 90% of branded bottled water contains tiny pieces of plastic.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is launching a plastic health review after nearly every branded bottle of water tested in the largest investigation of its kind contained tiny particles of the material. Scientists who carried out the examination of more that 250 bottles from nine countries said their analysis found plastic ‘in bottle after bottle and brand after brand’.” 1 March 2018 – Yahoo! News

Plastic found in most bottled water, triggering World Health Organization review

We are getting into the habit of carrying our own bag, using our own lunch box and bringing our own bottle in our journey toward a zero-waste lifestyle, but as plastic keeps getting smaller, the reason for ditching plastic keeps getting bigger.

A new analysis of some of the world’s most popular bottled water brands found that more than 90% contained tiny pieces of plastic. A previous study also found high levels of microplastics in tap water.” 15 March 2018 – The Guardian

WHO launches health review after microplastics found in 90% of bottled water

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Plastic is an amazing creation.

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Plastic is not a problem.

Our addiction to disposable convenience is.

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What’s lurking in your bottled water? – CBC News


Microplastic Contamination Is Found In Most Bottled Water, A New Study Says – TIME


Read more …

Plastic found in most bottled water, triggering World Health Organisation review

Should You Worry About Microplastics in Bottled Water? – Live Science

That Bottled Water You’re Drinking May Contain Tiny Particles of Plastic – Fortune

Five things businesses need to know about microplastics and bottled water – Insider

Almost all bottled water contains microplastics, study shows – Irish Times

Nestle’s ‘Pure Life’ Water Filled With Plastic, Class Says – Courthouse News

It’s not just the oceans: Microplastic pollution is all around us – CNN

Microplastics in Arctic sea ice troubling, say scientists – Straits Times

New study finds microplastics in 12 types of American beer – Country Living

Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals – The Guardian

Greenpeace in health warning after plastic found in a fish species popular for Chinese meals – SCMP

Hong Kong should declare war on plastic to mark Earth Day – SCMP


   


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