The #WorldHealthOrganization has recently announced that they’ll be launching a review of the potential risks of microplastics that have recently been found in over 90% of the world’s most popular brands of #bottledwater.
Yes, this means that if you drink bottled water regularly, then you have also consumed tiny pieces of plastic that could potentially have some adverse health effects. If this isn’t enough to finally ditch the #plasticbottles then I don’t know what is. There are many reasons to stop drinking bottled water, if you don’t care to do it for the environment, then maybe you’ll feel called to do it for your health.
This analysis was conducted by the state #UniversityofNewYork in #Fredonia, it was part of a project from an investigative journalism company called #OrbMedia. The study tested 259 bottles of water from 11 different brands from 9 different countries including #China, #Brazil, #India, #Mexico, #India, #Lebanon, #Kenya, #Indonesia, #Thailand and the #UnitedStates.
Out of all of the bottles that were tested only 17 were found to be free of #microplastics. An average of 325 pieces of microplastic, which includes polypropylene, nylon and polythylene terephthalate per liter of water. In one instance, a bottle of #NestlePureLife contained over 10,000 pieces of microplastic, of course it was #Nestle.
The following infographic breaks down the worst brands to the least… WHO health officials claim that there is no evidence that these microplastics are harmful to human health, but there is also no evidence to say that they aren’t harmful. We already know of the hormone disrupting effects from chemicals that are often found in plastics like #BPA, which is in most plastic water bottles.
The best way to avoid the potential risks is to simply quit consuming water from plastic bottles, especially Nestle. A reusable water bottle made from glass or stainless steel is your best option, just make sure to get one that is free of lead and other contaminants. 🖐🏾More in comments👇🏾