Friday, 16 November, 2018

Even 'posh' bottled water contaminated with plastic, study finds

US study reveals plastic microfibres can be found in most bottled water brands New Study Reveals Shocking Results Of Bottled Water Brands With Highest Plastic Contamination
Orlando Vargas | 15 March, 2018, 21:11

A study by the State University of NY in Fredonia has found that a large number of plastic bottled water brands contain microplastics.

WHO says that there is now not any evidence on the impacts of microplastics on human health, but they will "review the very scarce available evidence with the objective of identifying evidence gaps, and establishing a research agenda to inform a more thorough risk assessment".

Tests on more than 250 bottles from 11 brands showed contamination with plastic including polypropylene, nylon and polyethylene terephthalate.

The microscopic plastic particles, which come from sources including cosmetics, clothing and industrial processes, were detected in nearly all of the bottles of water tested by researchers at the University of East Anglia.

Drinking from plastic water bottled could also mean drinking microplastic particles.

The Orb Media investigation played a factor in the WHO's decision to review plastics in drinking water.

"We normally have a "safe" limit but to have a safe limit, to define that, we need to understand if these things are unsafe, and if they occur in water at concentrations that are risky".

Plastic was identified in 93 percent of the samples, which included major name brands such as Aqua, Aquafina, Dasani, Evian, Nestle Pure Life and San Pellegrino.

"Tap water, by and large, is much safer than bottled water", said Mason.

"The public are obviously going to be concerned about whether this is going to make them sick in the short term and the long term".

But how do these plastic particles get bottled?

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Sherri Mason, a chemistry professor at State University of NY in Fredonia, told BBC, that the idea behind the project was not to target certain brands.

Companies contacted by the BBC insisted their products met the highest standards for safety and quality.

"What we do know is that some of these particles are big enough that, once ingested, they are probably excreted but along the way they can release chemicals that cause known human health impacts".

Once the results were in-Abigail Barrows of Ocean Analytics headed up the testing, and carefully sampled each brand under a microscope-the results were shocking. Studies have shown that many microplastics pass through our bodies with little issue, but a significant percentage might be sticking around for a good while longer.

However, the British Soft Drinks Association today stood by the safety of bottled water.

As the study of microplastics is in its infancy stages, we are unsure of how it affects our health.

Even smaller particles were more common - averaging about 325 per liter.

"But at the moment we don't know".

The process was praised by government consultants as being "well conducted" research.

He replied: "The scientific literature says that not only is the jury not yet out on this question but the jury has not yet been convened on it".

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