Aug. 25, 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) released its first report into the effects of microplastics on human health.

Key findings of the report:

  • In this report, WHO looked into the specific impact of microplastics in tap and bottled water.

  • The level of microplastics in drinking water is not yet a health risk for humans. Microplastics larger than 150 micrometres are not likely to be absorbed by the human body but the chance of absorbing very small microplastic particles, including nano-sized plastics, could be higher.

  • WHO has called on researchers to conduct a more in-depth evaluation into microplastics and the potential impact on human health. 

Source : The Hindu