Plastic Particles Found In Plastic Water Bottles From World’s Largest Brands

A major new study on 11 of the world’s biggest brands of bottled water has found that nearly all of them contained tiny particles of plastic – sometimes thousands of particles in one bottle. Some particles were wider than the width of a human hair.

A major concern is that these particles can make their way across the gastrictestinal tract and be transmitted throughout the body. “We see it bottle after bottle and we see it brand after brand. It’s not about pointing fingers at particular brands, it’s really showing that this is everywhere”.

Some particles may have got in when the bottles were opened. There are no regulatory limits on plastic levels in bottled water. Health experts say this needs more research, to confirm whether such levels of plastic do us any harm.


Research via the BBC & Orb Media.