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.
John Cena issues a WrestleMania 34 challenge to The Undertaker
However, my own personal six-pack challenge will be sitting at home and getting through a full six-pack during this match. At the end though, Randy Orton delivered an incredible RKO to win the US Title for the very first time in his career.
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.
Browns to trade Kizer to Green Bay
Although both prospects are very talented, a team must take a quarterback with the 1st pick in a draft class like this. Thomas, who played more than 10,000 straight snaps before tearing his left triceps last season, is mulling retirement.
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
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 .
Mar 15 2018
Starting opportunities shrinking for AJ McCarron in National Football League free agency
While he is not generally considered to be a top 10 quarterback, his strong play the last three years has not gone unnoticed. VIKINGS TO OFFER KIRK COUSINS 3-YEAR DEAL: Kirk Cousins will visit the Minnesota Vikings first in his search for a new team.
Mar 14 2018
Next Hearthstone Expansion Is Called "The Witchwood", Brings New Mechanics
A half-dozen cards are available to peruse on the official website , but the vast majority are left to reveal. Monster Hunt should provide a challenging alternative to the competitive grind, come The Witchwood's launch.
Mar 13 2018
Roger Federer makes big Novak Djokovic prediction after Indian Wells shock
The win is the biggest for the 25-year-old Indian. "He obviously wasn't in his top form", Daniel said. However, Daniel bounced back as he won the third set comfortably to clinch the match.
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 12 2018
Helicopter crashes into East River, trapping passengers
Video and photos posted on social media showed several police and fire boats shining their lights on the water. Helicopters fly people around the city for business, traffic reports, medical reasons and tourism.
Mar 12 2018
PM Modi calls for concessional, less-risky financing for solar projects
They didn't wait and they didn't stop because some countries made a decision to leave the floor and the Paris Agreement. We are focusing more on propagating clean energy to help make a difference in environment protection".
Mar 11 2018
Nun in property dispute with Katy Perry dies after collapsing in court
A jury agreed with Katy Perry and the Catholic Church that Hollister had acted with malice, and awarded them $10 million. A judge granted Perry approval to buy the estate from the archbishop, but her bid stills need approval from the Vatican.
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.
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