WHO Calls for More Research to the Risks of Microplastics in Drinking Water
Low concentrations of microplastics in drinking water do not seem to cause any health problems because they leave the body after ingestion.
The World Health Organization (WHO) states this in a new desk study published on August 22. "But," the UN organization warns, "There is a lack of reliable studies and research into the risks of nanoplastics has never been done."
Based on the desk study, WHO concludes that more valid and reliable research is needed to gain better insight into the health effects of microplastics in drinking water. Only 9 of the 52 studies examined identified microplastics in drinking water (the remaining studies examined plastics in other water sources, ed). And these nine studies did not use a standardized method for detecting plastic particles.
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