You’re drinking plasticRead - April 20, 2018
93% of bottled water showed some sign of microplastic contamination. They tested Aqua in Indonesia- it’s clear we have a huge problem and we’re basically drinking plastic. Get an overview of the issue in this great Parley for the Oceans article:
Plastic is virtually ubiquitous. Researchers have found it just about everywhere they’ve looked. The popular and persistent design flaw is forever hidden in plain sight, smothering life in the oceans and contaminating the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink. This isn’t news. In September 2017, Orb Media shared exclusive research findings from the first global tap water survey in which 83% of tap water samples were found to contain microplastics.
Now we know plastic is lurking in bottled water, too. The latest report from Orb Media finds a single liter of bottled water can contain thousands of microplastic particles, or entire “galaxies” of pollutants.