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Bottled water contaminated with plastic particles: should you be worried?

Interview by Laurence Valdés

Published on March 15, 2018 at 5:11 p.m., updated on March 15, 2018 at 6:58 p.m.

STUDY – Polypropylene, nylon, polyethylene terephthalate (PET)… are present in the form of tiny particles in most bottled water, according to American analyzes covering nine countries. These particles would come from the container itself, its cork and the bottling process.

They measure about a tenth of a millimeter and contaminate different brands of bottled water. Tiny particles of polypropylene, nylon and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in particular were found in the vast majority 93% of more than 250 bottles analyzed by researchers at the University of Fredonia in the State of New York .

The study published Wednesday, March 14, 2018 on the Orb Media site concerns 250 bottles of brands such as Evian (Danone), San Pellegrino (Nestlé), Aquafina (PepsiCo) or Dasani (Coca-Cola) in particular. The samples come from nine countries (Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Thailand and the United States).

The researchers found an average of 10.4 particles per liter of water, around 0.10 millimeters in size. In question: ” I think that most of the plastic comes from the bottle itself, from its cap, from the industrial bottling process “, estimates the head of the study, questioned by our colleagues from AFP.

Source: https://www.tf1info.fr/sante/eau-en-bouteille-contaminee-par-des-particules-de-plastique-evian-san-pellegrino-pellegrino-aquafina-dans-ces-proportions-quasi- null-the-risk-seems-non-existent-dr-expert-toxicologist-2081772.html