You’re Accidentally Eating More Than 50,000 Plastic Particles A Year

By | 03/09/2022
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Tracygill


  • #1
Health effects of ingestion of microplastics via food, water and breathing still unknown.

The boilerplate person eats at least 50,000 particles of microplastic a year and breathes in a similar quantity, co-ordinate to the first written report to estimate human ingestion of plastic pollution.

The true number is likely to be many times college, equally only a small number of foods and drinks have been analysed for plastic contagion. The scientists reported that drinking a lot of bottled water drastically increased the particles consumed.

The wellness impacts of ingesting microplastic are unknown, but they could release toxic substances. Some pieces are small plenty to penetrate man tissues, where they could trigger immune reactions.

Microplastic pollution is mostly created by the disintegration of plastic litter and appears to be ubiquitous across the planet. Researchers notice microplastics everywhere they look; in the air, soil, rivers and the deepest oceans around the world.

Some of the best bachelor data is on h2o, with bottled h2o containing 22 times more microplastic than tap water on average. A person who merely drank bottled water would consume 130,000 particles per year from that source solitary, the researchers said, compared with 4,000 from tap h2o.
Cox was clear that there are no known health effects equally yet, but he said the ingested particles are “a high exposure risk in terms of numbers. It could be a potential alarm call for certain”.

This could explicate some medical issues but we don’t know annihilation withal. Hopefully when we notice out more this will lead to more regulation on how plastics are used. Possibly this will lead to more resources being used to properly dispose of garbage.

I guess I’thou avoiding bottled water and soda until they figure out what these plastic particles practise to the human body.


BasilZero


  • #2
I guess I’m already dead in that case since I drink six-7 bottles per day.

(I hope they will look into information technology….they wont unfortunately)


Spaltazar


  • #3
been on the tap for years. best decision of my life!


DrewFu

DrewFu

Attempted to circumvent ban with an alt-account


  • #4
I care more than nearly if there are side effects or not.


Barrylocke


  • #5
I would hate to hear that equally a Flintstone Michigan resident. Drinking a lot of bottled h2o for months/years to avoid the pipage, just to ingest some other potentially harmful substance instead.


Dark Knight


  • #6
Seeing every bit how bottled h2o is my go to for h2o, looks like it’s time to switch… over again. Switched before to avoid pipe metal exposure. Everything wants me expressionless.

Anyone got a recommendation for a water filter?


starpower



Officer Big Mac



Damien1928


  • #ix
I drinkable multiple bottles of water a day, well damn


big_z


  • #10
time to get together upwards the poopies and bring it to the canteen depot


Lynchian Anomaly


  • #11
I’ve been drinking tap water exclusively for the last twenty years + so hopefully I won’t die.


Sanjuro


  • #12
been on the tap for years. best conclusion of my life!

Don’t you potentially beverage pharmaceutical drugs on tap?


Dirt McGirt



BasilZero


  • #14
Seeing as how bottled h2o is my go to for water, looks similar information technology’s fourth dimension to switch… again. Switched before to avert pipe metallic exposure.


Everything wants me






expressionless


.

This world is fucked lol.


Spaltazar


  • #15
Don’t you potentially drinkable pharmaceutical drugs on tap?

sounds good to me, perchance thats why i am feeling then great these last few years


Sanjuro



starpower



cupcakeunicorn


  • #18
The truthful number is probable to be many times college, as merely a minor number of foods and drinks have been analysed for plastic contamination. The scientists reported that drinking a lot of bottled water drastically increased the particles consumed.

I was going to say, 50000 seems incredibly depression given what we do know virtually enviromental prevalence of microplastics.


darkwing



Dr. Lucien Sanchez


  • #20
Anyone got a recommendation for a h2o filter?

https://tappwater.co/us

Specifically references microplastics being filtered out. AND the filters are biodegradable, which direct addresses this problem in the kickoff identify.


rein


  • #21
How many calories is that?

We have fucked this globe beyond repair haven’t nosotros…


evrythngwastakn


  • #22
Bottled h2o is the most wasteful shit always, especially people who buy huge Costco packages of it and just chug away. Like stores that wrap oranges and bananas in plastic before they sell them.

Maybe if this gets worse and gets linked to some knarly shit, people will be forced to alter.

Or. Probably. Coke, Pepsi and Nestle will do whatever it takes to muddle upwardly the narrative.


Necron


  • #23
The Buggles – Living in the Plastic Age.


darkwing


  • #24
simply crazy, past 2050, in that location volition be more plastic than fish past weight


Dark Knight


  • #25
https://tappwater.co/united states

Specifically references microplastics being filtered out. AND the filters are biodegradable, which directly addresses this problem in the first place.

Looks adept simply man I’d so much prefer a pitcher that filtered this stuff.


Ensorcell


  • #26
As long as it doesn’t become to my thighs.



  • #27
is there water made with glass bottles?



Shodan14


  • #29
How else would I get all my carbs?



  • #30
Would using one of these aid? Been thinking about getting one.

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Those are activated carbon filters mostly aimed at removing chlorine/chloramines to ameliorate taste. But it would likely also incidentally remove some of the plastics.

I would just become a cartridge filter for under the sink though, much more than user-friendly to be filtered right out of the tap.


rafiki


  • #31
well do you guys know how much poop particles we inhale? lol


Wetwork


  • #32
Wooo, HydroFlask gang stay winning


Murfield


  • #33
To be fair you probably eat some amount of pb particulate drinking from the tap.


Officer Big Mac


  • #34
well do you guys know how much poop particles we inhale? lol

What do you think poop particles are?



  • #35
Fuck I’ve been drinking bottled water exclusively for the last 15 years. My tap water is undrinkable…

I had a good run I guess.


rafiki


  • #36
What do you think poop particles are?

bio hazardous material?


Officer Big Mac


  • #37

Seriously. Do you call back y’all’re breathing in poop?


BasilZero



game-biz


  • #39
Also late for me now. I’ve been on the bottled water train for a while now, and this train ain’t stoppin’.


DiipuSurotu


  • #forty
What fifty-fifty is a plastic particle? I thought particles were protons, leptons, etc., and it doesn’t make much sense to count them.

EDIT: Shouldn’t it be plastic molecules or something?


ArachosiA


  • #41
Shit, I estimate I’one thousand screwed in multiple ways considering I’ve been refilling and drinking a gallon sized plastic jug with tap water every day for years now.

Y’all merely can’t win in this world. Everything wants to impale u.s..


Officer Big Mac


  • #42
Shit, I guess I’m screwed in multiple ways considering I’ve been refilling and drinking a gallon sized plastic jug with tap water every day for years now.

You just tin’t win in this globe. Everything wants to kill us.

The universe moves toward entropy. It is the way of things.


Source: https://www.resetera.com/threads/people-eat-at-least-50-000-plastic-particles-a-year-study-finds.121751/