PLASTIC FIBRES FOUND IN TAP WATER AROUND THE WORLD STUDY REVEALS

PLASTIC FIBRES FOUND IN TAP WATER AROUND THE WORLD, STUDY REVEALS

MICROPLASTIC CONTAMINATION HAS BEEN FOUND IN TAP WATER IN COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD, LEADING TO CALLS FROM SCIENTISTS FOR URGENT RESEARCH ON THE IMPLICATIONS FOR HEALTH.

Mahon said: "There is nowhere really where you can say these are being trapped 100%. In terms of fibres, the diameter is 10 microns across and it would be very unusual to find that level of filtration in our drinking water systems."

Microplastic contamination has been found in tap water in countries around the world, leading to calls from scientists for urgent research on the implications for health. Scores of tap water samples from more than a dozen...

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