The common particular person may very well be consuming 1,769 particles of plastic each week from water alone, it stated.

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Plastic air pollution is so widespread within the setting that you could be be ingesting 5 grams every week, the equal of consuming a bank card, a research commissioned by the environmental charity WWF Worldwide stated on Wednesday.

The research by Australia’s College of Newcastle stated the biggest supply of plastic ingestion was consuming water, however one other main supply was shellfish, which tended to be eaten complete so the plastic of their digestive system was consumed too.

“Since 2000, the world has produced as a lot plastic as all of the previous years mixed, a 3rd of which is leaked into nature,” the report stated.

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In the USA, 94.4% of faucet water samples contained plastic fibres, with a median of 9.6 fibres per litre.

The common particular person may very well be consuming 1,769 particles of plastic each week from water alone, it stated.

The quantity of plastic air pollution varies by location, however nowhere is untouched, stated the report, which was primarily based on the conclusions of 52 different research.

In the USA, 94.4% of faucet water samples contained plastic fibres, with a median of 9.6 fibres per litre. European water was much less polluted, with fibres exhibiting up in solely 72.2% of water samples, and solely 3.eight fibres per litre.

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