Worldwide soft drinks giant – Coca-Cola has revealed that Dasani water contains cancer-causing plastic particles. Kenya tops the list of supplying Dasani bottled water. Coca-Cola has claimed the mere presence of micro-plastics in Dasani water and among 93 percent of world’s well-known bottled water products are contaminated by tiny plastic pieces.
Out of all the countries, the microplastics concentration in Dasani water throughout Kenya includes 335 plastic pieces in every litre. However, the samples that were bought from Amazon had a minimum of 85 pieces and maximum of 303 pieces per litres.
The survey was performed by the scientists at the State University of New York and commissioned by the non-profit media organization – Orb Media. The research was performed on the bottled water sourced from Kenya, India, Indonesia, the USA, Lebanon, China, Brazil, Lebanon, Mexico, Thailand, and e-commerce platform – Amazon.
In fact, there’s no evidence to date that claims that ingesting tiny plastic pieces is harmful. Nowadays it’s the main areas of study for scientists as they often get concerned by the increasing rate of plastic pollution and its impact on human as well as the ecosystem.
Coco-Cola held an interview with the BBC and said that it had some of the most stringent quality standards in the industry and used a “multi-step filtration process”. The firm acknowledged that the micro plastics appear to be ubiquitous and may be found at minute amount event in products that are highly treated.
The research was carried out on 259 bottles sold by 11 brands, supplied in 19 locations throughout 9 different countries. The hard-to-believe fact is that only 17 of them didn’t contain plastics.
Besides, the samples from Nestle Pure Life brand from the US were taken and had the highest concentration, i.e. 10,390 plastic pieces in a litre. The study stated that the contamination came at the least from the bottling or the packaging process.
Moreover, the latest survey on a tap water study revealed in September, last year that in an average, there were roughly twice as many plastic particles within bottled water as compared to tap water.
There’s an article published in the UK medical journal Lancet in October 2017 on “Microplastics and Human Health”. It says that while no one has come out to quantify the impact of micro plastics on a human being, immediate measures are required to eliminate its use and know the effects of these particles on the human body as well as the ecosystem.
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