MAR 15, 2018 8:29 PM PDT

Microplastics Found in Bottled Water

WRITTEN BY: Carmen Leitch

Microplastics have turned up in drinking water of all kinds, research has shown. Bottled water was found to have an average of 10.4 particles of plastic in a one-liter bottle, which people consume along with the water. Even more particles that are microscopic are likely present as well; the bits may even come from the caps.

Bottle water companies were quick to urge people not to be alarmed by these findings. After all, tap water contains microplastics as well. However, there has not been any evidence that yet shows these tiny plastic particles have a negative impact on human health.

Dasani commented in a statement to Business Insider that, "We stand by the safety of our products, and welcome continued study of plastics in our environment. It's clear the world has a problem with plastic waste and that too much of it ends up in waterways and in the world's oceans."
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