Over 90 percent of the world's most popular bottled water brands contain microplastic. The World Health Organisation is launching a review of the potential risks of plastic particles in drinking water.

As part of a project from Orb Media, The analysis was conducted by the State University of New York in Fredonia. It collects 259 bottles China, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Lebanon, Kenya, Thailand, and the United States. 

Only 17 were found to be plastic-free while on average, each liter sold has 325 pieces of microplastic. It includes polypropylene, nylon, and polyethylene terephthalate.

A bottle of Nestlé Pure Life contained over 10,000 pieces of microplastic. Bisleri, Gerolsteiner and Aqua bottles also have high levels of microplastic. WHO officials said that there is no evidence that ingestion of these microplastic fibers can cause health problems, it remains an emerging area of concern.

Image source: https://www.statista.com/chart/13255/study-finds-microplastics-in-93-of-bottled-water/
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The world's most popular bottled water brands with microplastics

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Over 90 percent of the world's most popular bottled water brands contain microplastic. The World Health Organisation is launching a review of the potential risks of plastic particles in drinking water.

As part of a project from Orb Media, The analysis was conducted by the State University of New York in Fredonia. It collects 259 bottles China, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Lebanon, Kenya, Thailand, and the United States.

Only 17 were found to be plastic-free while on average, each liter sold has 325 pieces of microplastic. It includes polypropylene, nylon, and polyethylene terephthalate.

A bottle of Nestlé Pure Life contained over 10,000 pieces of microplastic. Bisleri, Gerolsteiner and Aqua bottles also have high levels of microplastic. WHO officials said that there is no evidence that ingestion of these microplastic fibers can cause health problems, it remains an emerging area of concern.

Image source: https://www.statista.com/chart/13255/study-finds-microplastics-in-93-of-bottled-water/
Image license: CC-BY-ND

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