Popular brands’ bottled water found contaminated with average of nearly ten plastic particles a litter that may seeped in during the process of packaging, according to the latest international research disclosed on Wednesday in Orb Media.
The huge investigation has been attempted during the research, in which 259 water bottles bought from 19 locations of nine countries naming 11 brands of most popular bottled water supplier in world, were analyzed. The research discovered that an average of 325 plastic micro substances were present in each of the single litter of water in those bottles.
Professor of chemistry, Sherri Mason from the State University of New York drove the analysis. Mason said in a statement that, “We found [plastic] in bottle after bottle and brand after brand. It’s not about pointing fingers at particular brands; it’s really showing that this is everywhere, that plastic has become such a pervasive material in our society, and it’s pervading water – all of these products that we consume at a very basic level.”
The team of researchers told that the concentration of contaminated micro particles of plastic was quite higher in the bottled water of the major brands. The scientists from the State University of New York in Fredonia were appointed for analyzing those bottles of mineral water, by the Orb Media – journalism project.
Lead researcher of the study, Andrew Mayes from the School of Chemistry at the University of East Anglia, told that, “We have been involved with independently reviewing the findings and methodology to ensure the study is robust and credible. The results stack up.”