Cultocracy note :
More evidence of the wholesale poisoning of the planet .
A river in the North West of England was found to have the highest concentration of microplastic contamination in the world .
To quote from the report on bottled water :
“Interestingly, 4% of retrieved particles were found to have signatures of industrial lubricants coating the polymer .”
From The Guardian :
Microplastic pollution in oceans is far worse than feared, say scientists
A study reveals highest microplastic pollution levels ever recorded in a river in Manchester, UK and shows that billions of particles flooded into the sea from rivers in the area in just one year
The number of tiny plastic pieces polluting the world’s oceans is vastly greater than thought, new research indicates.
The work reveals the highest microplastic pollution yet discovered anywhere in the world in a river near Manchester in the UK. It also shows that the major floods in the area in 2015-16 flushed more than 40bn pieces of microplastic into the sea.
The surge of such a vast amount of microplastic from one small river catchment in a single event led the scientists to conclude that the current estimate for the number of particles in the ocean – five trillion – is a major underestimate.
Microplastics include broken-down plastic waste, synthetic fibres and beads found in personal hygiene products. They are known to harm marine life, which mistake them for food, and can be consumed by humans too via seafood, tap water or other food. The risk to people is still not known, but there are concerns that microplastics can accumulate toxic chemicals and that the tiniest could enter the bloodstream.
“Given their pervasive and persistent nature, microplastics have become a global environmental concern and a potential risk to human populations,” said Rachel Hurley from the University of Manchester and colleagues in their report, published in Nature Geoscience.
Read the full article here at The Guardian
From Orb Media
MICROPLASTICS FOUND IN GLOBAL BOTTLED WATER
Some of the bottles we tested contained so many particles that we asked a former astrophysicist to use his experience counting stars in the heavens to help us tally these fluorescing constellations.
Sizes ranged from the width of a human hair down to the size of a red blood cell. Some bottles had thousands. A few effectively had no plastic at all.
One bottle had a concentration of more than 10,000 particles per liter.
Bottled water evokes safety and convenience in a world full of real and perceived threats to personal and public health.
Packaged drinking water is a lifeline for many of the 2.1 billion people worldwide who lack access to safe tap water.2 The danger is clear: Some 4,000 children die every day from water-borne diseases, according to the World Health Organization.
Humans need approximately two liters of fluids a day to stay hydrated and healthy—even more in hot and arid regions.
Orb’s findings suggest that a person who drinks a liter of bottled water a day might be consuming tens of thousands of microplastic particles each year.
How this might affect your health, and that of your family, is still something of a mystery.
Read the full article here at Orb Media
- Polymer Nano Fibres Found Globally in Drinking Water
- Brain Damage and Behavioural Disorders in Fish induced by Plastic Nanoparticles
- Chemtrails: Aerosol and Electromagnetic Weapons in the Age of Nuclear War
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