07 Sep '17, 10am

Plastic fibers found in over 80% of tap water samples from five continents

The research authors tested tap water in the United States, Europe, Indonesia, India, Lebanon, Uganda, and Ecuador. The United States had the greatest amount of plastics in their water at 94 percent of samples; the researchers detected the fibers at the Environmental Protection Agency’s headquarters, Congress buildings, and Trump Tower in New York. Lebanon and India had the next greatest amounts of contamination. Europe had the least – but plastics were still found in 72 percent of samples there.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/plastic-fibers-found-in-over-80-of-t...

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