According to a study conducted by Agir pour l’environnement, seven out of nine water bottles analyzed contain traces of microplastics, we learned on Thursday.
Particles smaller than 5 millimeters have been found in products, Franceinfo reported. The quantity is variable. For example, many microplastics were identified in a Vittel brand children’s bottle, while no trace was detected in those of the Volvic brand.
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78% of bottled water analyzed contaminated with microplastics!
“the contamination comes from the packaging”
According to Magali Ringoot, from the Agir pour l’environnement association, “plastic has nothing to do with bottled water” and “contamination comes from the packaging, whether it’s the bottle, the cap or the cap”.
It is the fragmentations of these elements of the bottle that would end up in the water. And that even before the product is consumed.
In addition, “additives are subject to industrial secrecy so we don’t know exactly what chemical cocktail we are exposed to,” she denounced.