Research conducted by Orb Media, in conjunction with the State University of New York in Fredonia, found tiny particles of plastic in bottled water.
"Microplastics in Bottled Water from Top Brand."
Plastics In Bottled WaterThis is a worrying trend considering recent research by German scientists, where it was concluded that oligomers were creeping into meals cooked using plastic cutlery.
The StudyLed by Sherri Mason, a chemistry professor at the university, reported that from their analysis, they found microplastics in bottle after bottle, from different local and international water bottling brands including Nestle Pure Life, San Pellegrino, Dasani, Aquafina, among others.
DataFrom the research revealed that 93% of bottled water bore microplastic contamination. The tests further revealed that 10.4 plastic particles, bigger than 100 microns per litre, were in the samples and an additional 314 particles, smaller than 100 microns per litre. The study also revealed that from the plastic contaminants found, 54% were polypropylene, typically used to manufacture bottle caps. Nylon accounted for 16%, polystyrene 11%, polyethene 10%, polyester 6%, and lastly, Azlon, copolymers, and polyacrylates accounted for 3%.
Harmful to the BodyThe moment, no documented evidence suggests that the ingestion of small plastic material is harmful to our health. But we know that some of these plastic materials have elements that are harmful to the body.