By Heather Callaghan, Editor
WHO launches health review after microplastic fibers found twice as high in popular bottled water brands versus tap.
Although people are grossly over-paying for shelf-stable, bottled water – they are gulping down double the plastic nanoparticles than they would if they drank tap, which is actually saying a lot.
Previous studies have found invisible plastic nanoparticles in tap water. Perhaps more alarming, microplastics have merged with soil to the point where there is concern about vegetation.
The new review by WHO launched into the dangers of microplastics in bottled water analyzed 259 bottles from 19 locations in nine countries. The study looked at 11 bottled water brands found an average of 325 plastic particles for every liter of water sold.
The brands 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) SanThis post was originally published on this site