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“Bottled water contaminated with 240,000 nanoplastic pieces”

A study exposes widespread presence of nearly a quarter million invisible nanoplastics per litre in common bottled water

Nearly a quarter million microplastics per litre have been discovered in common bottled water.

That’s according to a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Utilising a microscope with dual lasers, researchers from Columbia and Rutgers universities examined five samples from three popular bottled water brands.

The study revealed particle levels ranging from 110,000 to 400,000 per litre, with an average of around 240,000.

This alarming finding raises significant questions about the impact on human health and the broader environmental consequences of widespread microplastic contamination in bottled water.

At a mere 1,000th of the average width of a human hair, nanoplastics exhibit a remarkable ability to traverse the intricate terrains of the digestive tract or lungs.

This lets them spread synthetic chemicals throughout the body, reaching cells and possibly causing harm, according to experts.

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