A new study (at SUNY Fredonia) found that more than 90 percent of bottled water contained tiny particles of plastic. The study tested 259 bottles from 11 brands, including Aquafina, Evian, Dasani, Nestle Pure Life and San Pelligrino, purchased from 19 locations in nine countries. Experts used a red dye called Nile Red which absorbs to the surface of plastics, making them easier to see under infrared light. Ninety-three percent of the bottles showed “some sign” of microplastic contamination.
… Of the 259 bottles tested, just 17 had no particles.
… The professor who conducted the study (Sherri Mason) said: “When you’re drink bottled water, you are ingesting plastic. Our study verifies that. Are you excreting that plastic? Probably, possibly. The body is a very warm environment and that allows the leaching of these chemicals. What are the effects that those are having? Those are questions that we’re still investigating.”