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WHO calls for more research into microplastics pollution
September / October 2019 | Volume 18, Number 5
The WHO has released an
assessment on microplastics in drinking water that suggests current levels aren’t a human health risk but more studies are needed. The report examines the evidence related to the occurrence of microplastics in both tap and bottled drinking water, the potential health impacts, and the removal of microplastics during wastewater and drinking-water treatment.
Researchers should undertake targeted, well-designed and quality-controlled investigations to better understand the occurrence of microplastics in the water supply chain and their health effects under relevant exposure scenarios, according to the WHO.
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