Mar 16 2018
International Bottled Water Association President and CEO Joe Doass said in a statement that the report's findings "do nothing more than unnecessarily scare consumers", and added that "The bottled water industry is committed to providing consumers with the safest and highest quality products", reported USA Today.
A damning new study has revealed leading brands of water bottles are contaminated with tiny plastic particles.
Researchers found 93 per cent of all bottles tested contained some sort of microplastic, including polypropylene, polystyrene, nylon and polyethylene terephthalate (PET). That's about twice the level of contamination discovered in the group's earlier study on plastic contamination in tap water.
Using an infrared microscope, the researchers found that, for particles around 0.1 millimeters in size, there's roughly 10.4 per liter (2.3 gallons) of bottled water in various major brands.
Experts cautioned that the extent of the risk to human health posed by such contamination remains unclear.
There is no evidence that consuming such small particles of plastic has any ill health effects, but it comes at a time of heightened global concern of plastic pollution and the effect it is having on the environment.
A few bottles were found to have thousands of particles - the vast majority being the smaller ones that are "probably plastic" - but others from the same pack had virtually none. It is also used to make bottle caps. However, smaller particle were even more common-they averaged 325 per liter.
Gonzaga vs. UNC Greensboro in men's NCAA Tournament 2018
No. 4 Gonzaga looks to return to the national championship game after coming up short in 2017. Gonzaga will start by playing UNC Greensboro , which hails from the Southern conference.
Sundar and Rohit power India to victory
In the four games played in the series, the teams that chose to bowl first after winning the toss have gone on to win the match. Nearly as good as Sundar, but not quite, has been the other frontline spinner in India's ranks: Yuzvendra Chahal .
Neymar wants Barcelona return - Spanish reports
Real coach Zinedine Zidane said on Friday: "Neymar could play in all the clubs because he is very good, like many players. Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar is reportedly intent on sealing a move back to Barcelona, Mundo Deportivo understand.
However, there are some bottled water brands that are specially created for kids and are bottled in glass recipients. "Now what we need is a determination to get it done - before it gets us". "I think most of the plastic we are seeing is coming from the bottle itself, it is coming from the cap, it is coming from the industrial process of bottling the water". "Was it from factories, homes or companies?" In the largest investigation of its kind, 250 bottles bought in nine different countries were examined. Scientists put the dyed water through a filter and then viewed samples under a microscope. They also point to the absence of any regulations on micro-plastics and of the lack of standardized methods of testing for them.
The Dubai Municipality implements safety measures and inspections on groceries, supermarkets and food entities.
Some scientists say more research is needed.
But Jane Muncke, managing director of the Food Packaging Forum, told the site the plastics could be getting lodged in the body tissue.
In response to the study, several brands questioned the methodology or said that the amount of plastic was overstated.
Leading brands have defended the safety of their bottled water saying that their own tests showed significantly less contamination than in research.
Microplastics are the result of the breakdown of all the plastic waste that makes its way into landfills and oceans. "That's besides the marine effects and air pollution it has".
Mar 16 2018
American Idol Kid Is Pissed Katy Perry Kissed Him
When Glaze walked into the studio, he told them that he liked working as a cashier because it helped him meet "cute girls". People are saying Katy Perry "forcibly kissing" an American Idol contestant this week is unacceptable in the #MeToo era.
Mar 16 2018
Man known as 'stocking strangler' to be executed in Georgia
Gary's attorney, John Martin, says there is far too much doubt to conclude guilt to the point of a death sentence for his client. Authorities have said Gary confessed to participating in the burglaries but said another man committed the rapes and killings.
Mar 15 2018
Hey it's national Pi Day and Blaze has $3.14 pizzas
Coco's Bakery Restaurant: Members of Coco's email club can get a coupon for a $3.14 slice of pie, according to representatives. Since this year's Pi Day falls on a Wednesday, Baker's Square Wednesday free pie slice comes into play.
Mar 15 2018
Melrose Raises Offer for GKN to $11.2 Billion to Sway Investors
It has offered to give back £2.5bn to shareholders and agreed to merge its vehicle unit with United States company Dana. The tie-up is expected to deliver annual cost savings and other benefits worth $235 million within three years, it said.
Mar 13 2018
United States judge rules lottery victor of US$560m can remain undisclosed
He said the intense public interest in the Powerball suit "was unprecedented from my perspective". But if she wants to keep her hometown secret, Doe's considerable luck may have finally run out.
Mar 13 2018
Bengals acquire Cordy Glenn in pick swap with Bills
Dalton was sacked a total of 39 times previous year , which was tied for the sixth-highest total of any quarterback in the NFL . Glenn had signed his five-year, $60 million prior to the 2016 season, but the cap space was too much for the Bills to carry.
Mar 12 2018
RS proceedings washed out amid Opposition protests
Nearly immediately thereafter, opposition members again stormed the Well raising slogans and displaying placards. Members from the TDP, AIADMK, TRS and TMC trooped into the Well, with many holding placards and raising slogans.
Mar 11 2018
Charles Barkley: 'These are not the same Toronto Raptors'
Houston, meanwhile, missed all five of its 3-point attempts in the frame and didn't find its rhythm in the second. Houston trailed by 15 at halftime and were down by 17 with less than five minutes to play in the third quarter.
Mar 11 2018
Google Maps is turning into 'Mario Kart' today to celebrate Mario Day
For a week starting today, one can replace the regular blue navigation arrow with an image of Mario riding a go kart. So if you unlock the game's premium features through in-app purchase, it will cost you just $4.99 instead of 9.99.
Mar 10 2018
OJ Simpson Reportedly Confessed 1994 Murders To Book Publisher
He couldn't face his children and he couldn't tell them that he had done it. "That was his only condition". Regan was interviewing Simpson for the Harper Collins book the two were working on called " If I Did It ".
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