Your food and bottled water contain tens of thousands of micro-plastic bits: New study

Chemical Free Life

According to the results of a new scientific study, micro-plastics are pervasive in your food and drink and the average American consumes more than 70,000 particles of  “microplastics” every year — and that’s likely an underestimation, say the scientists heading up the research.

Can we have some specifics, please?

Scientists stated that a person’s micro-plastics consumption rises based on personal food choices they make. For example, a person who only drinks bottled water could be ingesting an additional 90,000 micro-plastics annually, compared with just 4,000 micro-plastics for someone who only drinks tap water.

In the new study, scientists analyzed more than two dozen studies that estimated the average micro-plastic content of different types of foods.

They then estimated what an average person’s micro-plastic intake would be if they ate the recommended daily amount of these foods.

The studies included in the review focused on such commonly consumed items…

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