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WHO Publishes Report on Microplastics in Drinking-water
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WHO Publishes Report on Microplastics in Drinking-water

The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for further assessment of microplastics in the environment and their potential impacts on human health. The recent review collated 50 studies wherein the scientists found microplastics in fresh water, drinking water or waste water. Some of these studies counted thousands of microplastic particles in every litre of drinking water. 

Recommendations are made with respect to monitoring and management of microplastics and plastics in the environment, and to better assess human health risks and inform appropriate management actions. A number of key knowledge gaps are identified.

Read the full report. 

Author: WHO

Publish Date: 09.09.2019

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