Scientific findings rarely make the headlines, but driving to work listening to Radio 2 (yeah, I know, I’m old) it was announced that the World Health Organisation is launching a major investigation after a small US study found microplastics in nearly all bottled water it tested.
The study was carried out at the State University of New York and the results of their findings can be found on their website. 259 bottles were tested from 19 locations in 9 countries and the results showed that 93% of the bottled water contained contaminating microplastic.
So what – Plastic is safe, right?
Well that’s the thing, we don’t really know. Have you every bought a plastic bottle or lunch box that says ‘BPA free’? Well that is because there are increasing concerns about Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical used in the producation of plastic.