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Apparently the drinking water in five continents have contains of plastic

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Apparently the drinking water in five continents have contains of plasticApparently the drinking water in five continents have contains of plastic

News24xx.com -  The researchers around the world on September 6, 2017 revealed that drinking water consumed on five continents contains small pieces of plastic that threaten of public health.


Research was found that from 83 percent of samples collected from Germany, Cuba to Lebanon and analyzed by Orb Media, a digital news organization headquartered in the United States.


As reported by Liputan6.com, Saturday, September 9, 2017 the plastic will be destroyed into small particles known as microplastics.


"If you ask people if they want to eat or drink plastic, they will answer 'No, that's a stupid question'," said Sherri Mason, one of the authors of the study and a professor of chemistry at the State University of New York.


"It may be something that we do not want to digest, but it turns out we're doing it from drinking water, from beer, juice.This is in our food, sea salt, shellfish.No one is safe," said Mason.


Even he said Microplastics with sizes up to 5 millimeters is also contained in bottled water.


Then what danger to us though until now the impact is still unclear ?

But there are some studies of fish. A fish that found of contain plastics have hatching egg resistance, inhibit growth and make them more susceptible to predators, thereby increasing mortality.


"Microplastics absorbs toxic chemicals from the aquatic environments which then enter the bodies of fish and mammals that consume the material," said Orb Media Chief Executive Molly Bingham in a statement.

 

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