Plastic particles found in bottled water – CBC


Very disturbing news from the BBC.

Plastic particles found in bottled water

Tests on major brands of bottled water have found that nearly all of them contained tiny particles of plastic. In the largest investigation of its kind, 250 bottles bought in nine different countries were examined. Research led by journalism organization Orb Media discovered an average of 10 plastic particles per litre, each larger than the width of a human hair. Companies whose brands were tested told the BBC that their bottling plants were operated to the highest standards. Read the full scientific report [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/14_03_13_finalbottled.pdf] David Shukman reports. (BBC) See also: Scientists discover microplastics in Vancouver water samples http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/microplasticpollution-found-in-vancouver-water-samples-1.4576756 (CBC)

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43388870

 

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