The microplastic leads to the contamination of several water bottles. In this article, find out which brands to avoid starting today!
In collaboration with the Labocea laboratory, the Agir association began to analyze different brands of water bottles. surprisingly, the most popular brands is also the most harmful for people and for the earth. Indeed, microorganisms are responsible for this contamination.
Microplastic contamination: it affects 78% of water bottles
Despite the fear this may cause, this is indeed the percentage that the association has revealed. The Evian brand, at 50cl and 1L, is one of the contaminated bottles. The brands Badoit, Cristaline, Carrefour and even Perrier are also listed. As if this were not enough, we note the highest presence of microplastics a bottle for children : the Vittel Kids. The 33 cl bottle contains 40 microplastics. This ratio remains for the 1L bottle, which therefore contains 121 microplastics.
According to a press release, the association explains this
“Labocéa has identified between 1 and 121 plastic microparticles per liter”.
Additionally, these bottles will contain up to four different types of plastic. Moreover, these microparticles come from
“from the bottle, the cork and the bottling process”.
At high temperature and brightness,
“These water bottles can release even greater amounts of microplastics.”
Moreover, this pollution does not only affect our health. It also affects that of our dear planet. Indeed, since microplastics are by no means biodegradable, they are pollute their entire environment. The oceans as well as the living creatures that surround them are among others the main victims.
Tap water: a better option?
The answer is yes! In 2018, a US study revealed that microplastics were present in 93% of the water tested. More precisely, each liter will contain 10.4 microparticles. In general, it represents double which is found in tap water.
Although we do not know exactly what the effects of this pollution are on the human body, we do know that it is quite dangerous. In effect, by ingestion or inhalation, microplastics can find their way into our liver, kidneys, lungs and even our blood. The plastic used to make the bottles also contains toxic elements such as dyes or plasticizers. To reduce the risks, however small, it is preferable that everyone drinks tap water.