Friday, 8 September 2017

Your tap water may contain plastic, researchers warn


People may be ingesting between 3,000 and 4,000 microparticles of plastic from tap water every year, said a study based on samples from 14 countries.

Samples were collected in the first three months of the year in Kampala, Uganda; New Delhi, India; Jakarta, Indonesia; Beirut, Lebanon; Quito, Ecuador; several cities in the United States and in seven European countries.

While the health risks are unknown, the researchers pointed to previous findings that plastic particles can absorb, and release, potentially harmful chemicals and bacteria.

For the survey, 159 tap water samples were analysed of which "83 percent were found to contain plastic particles," researchers from the University of Minnesota and the State University of New York wrote in a report entitled: "Invisibles: The plastic inside us".

Read the full article @ https://sg.style.yahoo.com/tap-water-may-contain-plastic-researchers-warn-163329758.html

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