Microplastics in Water

Microplasticos en el agua embotellada

Up to 10,000 plastic particles per liter have been found.

Microplastics in our bottled water: We’re Flooded.

Every day the risk of microplastics increases as our consumption of plastics goods skyrockets. Microplastics are not only present in the ocean, they are in our food and even in the air we breathe. In this article we will focus on bottled water meant for consumption. There exists 10,000 particles of plastic per liter of water that have been found in bottled water. These microfibers bleed into our tap water as well.

Negative Results for the Multimillion Dollar Industry.

Even though companies like Nestle have questioned the methods used in red Nile experiment, doctor Andrew Mayes from the University of East Anglia, the inventor of the method, recently spoke about the methodology used during the experiment. This study analyzed over 11 top water brands which include: Aqua and Evian – Danone, Nestle Pure Life, San Pellegrino – Nestle, Aquafina and Epura – PepsiCo, Bisleri – Bisleri Int, Dasani – Coca Cola, Gerolsteiner – Gerolsteiner Brunnen, Minalba – Edson Group and Wahala from the Hangzhou Wahaha.

The WHO (World Health Organization) studies the potential risk associated with plastic in our drinking water. After this analysis which, sought to provide clarity on the most consumed water brands in the world, found an excess of 90% contained microplastics in their water. Something that, to the consumer, is guaranteed not to occur.

Should we panic?

Costa Rica is no stranger to this problem. Many local and international brands distribute and sell their products around the country. We, alongside the rest of the country have inadvertently consumed these problematic products. Sure, no studies as of yet have confirmed or denied the presence of microplastics in local water sources but why risk it? It would be naive to think our water is any different.

Our country champions its eco-friendliness and part of that includes the purity of our water. Let us show the world by setting a new paradigm which eliminates the consumption of single use plastics.

Would you let your children eat plastics? Not us.

For over 10 years, Juturna has strived to provide you with the purest and safest possible drinking water. We work alongside our robust water filtration equipment which include water softeners, carbon filters, sediment filters, UV disinfection units, chlorination systems, single source filters, housewide, office wide and industrial filters and any other filter you may need.

Contact us to learn more about what you can do to improve the quality of your water.

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