Microplastics in water: Concern that particles of less than 150 microns can pass through intestinal wall & end up in bloodstream & organs

A CBC Marketplace article is entitled: “Microplastics found in some Canadian bottled water: Tests show tiny particles but any effect on human health not known.”

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In total, 12 types of plastics, including the types in bottle caps and water bottles — polyethylene and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) — were found in the water tested. Other types found include polyvinyl acetate, nylon, rayon, polystyrene and polytetrafluoroethylene.

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There is concern, according to a United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization report, that particles of less than 150 microns can pass through the intestinal wall and end up in the bloodstream and organs.

 

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