Meanwhile, Nestlé- one of the brands analyzed for the study-said they had tested six bottles from three locations after an inquiry from Orb Media, finding that they contained between zero and five plastic particles per liter, a much lower figure than the results of the new study showed.
"Widespread contamination" with plastic was found in the study, led by microplastic researcher Sherri Mason of the State University of NY at Fredonia, according to a summary released by Orb Media, a US-based non-profit media collective.
"When we think about the composition of the plastic, whether there might be toxins in it, to what extent they might carry harmful constituents, what actually the particles might do in the body - there's just not the research there to tell us", Bruce Gordon, coordinator of the WHO's global work on water and sanitation, told BBC News.
The Orb Media-sponsored research focuses exclusively on bottled water products. Researchers also tested the popular local brands of bottled water from Indonesia, India, Mexico, Germany, Brazil, and China.
A single litre of bottled water can contain thousands of microplastic particles.
It is these concerns that have prompted the World Health Organization to launch a review into the potential risks of plastic in drinking water.
So, is it risky to drink bottled water? . The dye is applied to the water samples, which are subsequently irradiated with blue light.
United Kingdom points finger at Putin over nerve-agent attack Putin also suggested the USA put Russian dissidents up to the meddling. "Secondly, we don't have this quantity of tools", he said. British police said Friday 131 people were exposed to trace amounts of the military-grade nerve agent used in the assault.
"Bisleri water undergoes a stringent 10-step purification process. I think it's something to be concerned about".
"Aquafina maintains rigorous quality-control measures, sanitary manufacturing practices, filtration and other food safety mechanisms which yield a reliably safe product for enjoyment anywhere in the world".
According to the Health Ministry secretary-general Untung Suseno Sutarjo, microplastic particles exposes health risks for human.
To date, there is no applicable regulatory framework or scientific consensus with respect to the adequate testing methodology or potential impacts of microplastic particles, which could be found in any bottling environment.
Researchers caution that it's unclear what effect microplastics can have on the human body.
The test subjects were observed to have an average of 325 plastic particles for every liter.
"The science of microplastics and microfibres is in its infancy". An investigation past year by Bloomberg News found that Nestle had made its bottled water operations so profitable by sourcing from "economically depressed" areas for next to nothing - or in the case of one town in MI, just $200. The smaller particles in the 6.5 to 100 micrometer range, on the other hand, were confirmed to be plastic using only the Nile red method, due to the limitations of FTIR in identifying smaller particles.
The late lawmaker, a member of the National Institute, left behind two wives, 10 children and other relations. I pray that the Almighty Allah grants the dear departed Senator a place in Al Jannah Firdaus".
The YPG and the Observatory said a Turkish air strike on Afrin town's main hospital had killed 16 people the night before. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights could not say who carried out the strikes on the town of Zamalka.
Confirming his resignation, he tweeted that he will continue to fight against the drug mafia and corruption in Punjab. Now I have found that the allegations are unfounded, and hence, there should be no politics on such issues.
The South Korean global has emerged as a prominent player under Carlos Carvalhal and he will be important this weekend. Yet he has also had to contend with criticism over diving, inconsistency and a lack of goals.
There has been no official word from North Korea since the invitation was delivered via South Korean officials in Washington . So the visit has prompted speculation it might be part of preparations for the US-North Korea summit.
Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems owns 0.05% invested in United Continental Holdings, Inc. 27,189 are held by Barnett. After $0.73 actual EPS reported by Chevron Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 108.22% EPS growth.
Russian Federation is expected to announce the expulsion of British diplomats and possibly other measures in a retaliatory move. The tensions threaten to overshadow Putin's expected re-election tomorrow for another six-year presidential term.
Penn was one of the top 3-point defenders in the nation, and the Jayhawks missed eight of their first nine attempts. Things were not looking good for KU early as Penn rolled to a 21-11 lead at the 7:59 mark.
In 104 Tests for England, Pietersen scored 8,181 runs at an average of 47.28, with 23 centuries and 35 fifties. In 136 One Day Internationals (ODIs), he collected 4,440 runs with nine centuries and 25 half-centuries.
It added that a statement summarizing the talks will be made available Friday after Ri's talks with Wallstrom. North Korea , however, has not officially confirmed the meeting and no specific time or venue has been set.
Putin says he gave order to shoot down passenger plane in 2014
Russian Federation ordered a halt to high-level meetings with the United Kingdom and prepared Friday to expel British diplomats. Britain, the United States, Germany and France jointly called on Russian Federation on Thursday to explain the attack.
UB upsets Arizona in blowout NCAA Tournament win
Kentucky outrebounded Davidson by 8 on Thursday night, and will need to duplicate that performance Saturday against Buffalo. United Kingdom does not shoot the ball well from behind the arc, meaning Buffalo may have a real chance to win this game.
Kim Kardashian Just Shared The Cutest Photo Of Chicago West
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Canadian Aurora Chasers Discover New Northern Lights
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Butland calls for intense Stoke showing against Everton
Stoke come into this game following a 2-0 home defeat to Manchester City, and that defeat was preceded by a run of three draws. Stoke have lost only one of their last eight home league games against Everton (W2 D5), losing 0-3 back in February 2016.
DeRozan has 29, Raptors win 11th straight, beat Mavs 122-115
Raptors: F OG Anunoby returned to the starting lineup after missing the previous eight games because of a sprained right ankle. The Raptors opted to rest star guard Kyle Lowry on the second night of the back-to-back games. "It's a different mindset".
Analysts See $2.92 EPS for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH)
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Raiders sign two free-agent cornerbacks
Wright, 30, might be more of a depth signing, as he was mostly a backup last season with the Bills. Wright indicated he planned to sign with the Raiders in an Instagram post Friday .