You drink and eat, the microplastic contaminates the table


Small particles, smaller than 5 mm, invisible to the naked eye: these are the micro-plastics that precisely because they are so small they end up in food and water (with presence in products or foods, from seafood to sea salt, from fish honey to drinking water), often bringing with it "toxic substances, carcinogenic molecules and bacteria". The research presented by the monthly 'Il Salvagente' focuses on this.

The analysis - made in the laboratories of the Maurizi Group, in 18 anonymous samples of bottles of colas, oranges, gasses, cold teas, among the best sellers in supermarkets - "shows a contamination beyond expectations: the presence of microplastics has not spared no product, all 18 bottles were found to be contaminated, with values ​​ranging from a minimum of 0.89 microparticles per liter (mpp / l) to a maximum of 18.89 mpp / l. 

"During the analysis we have carried out to assess the possible presence of microplastics in liquids - explains Daniela Maurizi, administrator of the Maurizi Group - we have carried out accurate tests. The data collected in our laboratory confirm the link between environmental pollution and the food chain ".

For this reason, WWF launched an online petition (on 'change.org/plasticfree') to ask, among other things, for Europe to ban disposable plastic products.

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