A new study finds that ‘nanoplastics’ are even more common than microplastics in bottled water
People are swallowing hundreds of thousands of microscopic pieces of plastic each time they drink a liter of bottled water, scientists have shown — a revelation that could have profound implications for human health.
CBS News (01-10-2024):
High levels of nanoplastics found in bottled water
New research finds large amounts of nanoplastics in bottled water. Dr. Celine Gounder, CBS News medical contributor and editor at large for Public Health at KFF, explains how to limit exposure to avoid potential health problems.
PBS NewsHour (01-13-2024):
Why you may be eating and drinking more microplastics than you thought
From takeout containers to water bottles, plastic seems unavoidable in our daily lives. Now, two new studies have found that we’re eating and drinking more plastic than we might have realized. George Leonard, a co-author of one of the studies and chief scientist at Ocean Conservancy, joins John Yang to discuss the findings.
Bottled Water Is Full of Plastic Particles. Can They Harm Your Health?
Here’s what scientists know so far about the health effects of nanoplastics, and what you can do to reduce your exposure…
The potential impacts of micro-and-nano plastics on various organ systems in humans
This review aims to provide an overview of the potential impacts of MNPs on various organ systems and identify knowledge gaps in current research…
Researchers discover thousands of nanoplastic bits in bottles of drinking water
Now, researchers are finding that the amount of microscopic plastics floating in bottled drinking water is far greater than initially believed.