In 83% of recent water tests, it has been found that billions of people all over the world drink drinking water contaminated with plastic particles!
The question is:
if we live on a planet so rich in plastic, then how does it affect our health?
Dozens of tap water samples were taken from countries all over the world and tested by scientists, the results are alarming as 83% of the drinking water
samples were contaminated with plastic fibers.
The U.S. had the highest pollution rate, with 94 percent of the tests finding plastic fibers found in tap water sampled at sites, including congressional buildings,
all U.S. Environmental Protection headquarters buildings, and Trump towers in New York City. The highest rates of plastic residues in
drinking water were found in Lebanon and India. In European countries including England, Germany, and France, the pollution was at the lowest level
“supposedly”, why “supposedly” since 72% is a devastating result in itself.
The average fiber found in 500 ml of water ranges from 4.8 in the US to 1.9 in Europe.
The new data indicate the extent of microplastic contamination anywhere in the world. In the past, the focus was largely on plastic pollution in the oceans, suggesting that people eat microplastics using contaminated seafood.
According to Dr. Sherry Mason, a microplastic specialist at New York State State University in Perdonia, “We have enough data from looking at
wildlife, and the effects we have on wildlife. “If it affects wildlife, then it probably affects us?”
In Ireland, a study was published that also found microplastic contamination in several samples of drinking water taps. And therefore wonder “We do not know what the health impact is and that is why we need to follow the term principle, and invest efforts immediately so that we can find out what the real risks are,”
said Dr. Anne Marie of the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, who conducted the study.
The risks of plastic pollution is in the permanent pollution of the natural environment!
There are two main concerns: very small plastic particles and pathogenic chemicals or bacteria that microplastics can carry and/or contain. If there are fibers
that are a hiding place and a kind of “drive” it is possible since we know for sure that there are particles that we can not measure, “hence the claim” once they
are in nanometers range they can really penetrate the cell and that means they can penetrate organs. ” Earth analysis has captured particles more than 2.5 microns in size, 2,500 times larger than a nanometer. microplastics can attract bacteria like those found in sewers, and even some studies have shown that
there are more pathogenic bacteria (disease-causing bacteria) harmful to the microplastic fibers, and so are even downstream of sewage treatment facilities.
Microplastics can both contain and absorb toxic chemicals, and studies on a wildlife show that they are released in the body. Professor Richard Thompson, of the University of Plymouth in the UK, said: “It became clear very early on that plastics would release the chemicals, and that in fact,
the conditions in the gut would allow for a fairly rapid release.” The study showed that microplastics were found in a third of the fish caught in the UK.
The extent of global microplastic contamination is beginning to clear up, with studies in Germany finding fibers and fractures in all 24 beer brands tested, as
well as honey and sugar. In Paris in 2015, researchers discovered microplastic flakes in the air, which they estimated were 3-10 tons of
fiber in the city each year, and that it was also present in homes among the people in the city.
This study led Frank Kelly, a professor of environmental health at King’s College University of London, to announce a parliamentary inquiry into the UK in 2016:
“If we inhale them, they could supply chemicals to the lower parts of our lungs and possibly even to our bloodstream. “After seeing the data, Kelly Guardian said the study is urgently needed to determine whether ingesting plastic particles is indeed a health risk.
In the current water systems and in normal treatment no health results can be obtained as they are not intended for such a filtration level and
certainly not in all current water systems since normal treatment does not filter the whole microplastic level, there is really no place where 100% pollution can
be said 10 microns, so this is a very low and unusual range to look for and also find such a level of filtration in our
drinking water systems. Bottled water is not a free alternative to microplastic tap water. Since bottled water was also found in a number of samples
of excessive microplastic residues, according to tests conducted on commercial water bottles tested in the United States for the study. 38 million pieces of plastic waste are found in the uninhabited South of the Pacific.
Nearly 300 megatons of plastic are produced each year, only 20% of which is recycled or burned so that in the end the microplastic is emitted into
the air to land and sea. Reports show that 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced since 1950, so researchers agree and warn that plastic
waste has become a huge hazard anywhere in the world.
“We are increasingly slipping ecosystems in plastic and I am very concerned that there may be all sorts of negative and unwanted effects, and when
we are discovered only once later it will be too late,” said Professor Roland Geyer of the University of California and Santa Barbara, who led the study.
Mahon said the new tap water surgeries are raising a red flag, but more work is needed to replicate the results, find the sources of the pollution and assess the possible health effects.
She said plastics are very useful, but waste management must be drastically improved: “We need plastics in our lives, but we do the damage mostly
by throwing them away in very careless ways.”
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There is really no place where we can say we capture all 100%, but in terms of fiber, the diameter is 10 microns! Therefore, it will be really unusual
to find a level of filtration in drinking water systems.
H2onero Water filters have 2-micron filtration system that filters out these particles.