ArchivesPosts Tagged ‘microplastic’

20Feb

Despite increasing reports of widespread microplastic pollution – in drinking water, in seawater, and in food supplies – many studies are still being conducted to determine the quantifiable dangers of microplastics. Microplastics are defined as any piece of plastic measuring between five millimeters (5 mm) and one micrometer (1 μm) in size. Plastics smaller than […]Continue Reading

13Feb

A 2018 study by Orb Media, a nonprofit investigative journalism organization, examined eleven different bottled water brands across the world, finding that all of them contained some degree of microplastic contamination. Using a special dye that binds to plastic, the researchers used a special light to highlight the dyed particles in the water samples, and […]Continue Reading

06Feb

In 2018, Mary Kosuth, a microplastics researcher and graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, conducted a study of anthropogenic debris – aka, man-made inorganic particles such as plastics and microplastics – in tap water, beer, and sea salt. She examined 159 samples of globally sourced tap water, 12 brands of Laurentian Great Lakes […]Continue Reading

19Sep

Plastic has become an essential feature of human life. From the bottles we use to the clothing we wear — plastic is everywhere. Since plastic was first introduced in the 1950s, humans have produced over eight billion metric tons of plastic. Annually, we continue to produce millions of tons of plastic, most of which are single-use […]Continue Reading

09Apr

Are you drinking plastic with your water? A recent study conducted by the independent Orb Media non-profit journalism organization found that over 90% of all disposable plastic bottled water around the world is contaminated with plastic fibers and microplastic particles.* Ninety percent. Nine out of ten bottled water customers are drinking plastic with their water. […]Continue Reading