Are you aware of the presence of microplastics in bottled water?According to research carried out by the scientists based at the State University of New York in Fredonia, more than 90% of the popular brands of bottled water contained tiny pieces of plastic. Also, compared to the tap water, the bottled water contained roughly twice as many plastic particles. The most common type of plastic particles found was polypropylene which is generally used to make bottle caps.
The bottles analysed were purchased in nine countries including India, the other countries being the US, China, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Lebanon, Kenya and Thailand.
Luckily, there is no evidence as yet about the harmful effect of microplastics on human body but the World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced a review into the potential risks of plastic in drinking water.
Are you aware about the presence of microplastics in bottled water?