THE World Health Organisation (WHO, 世界衛生組織) recently said that the current levels of microplastic – very tiny pieces of plastic – in our drinking water, tap or bottled, are not bad for us yet. In fact, they are not doing much at all. But the WHO said scientists should definitely do further research on it.
The WHO pointed out that the human body usually does not absorb microplastics larger than 150 micrometres, though we might have taken in nanometre-sized plastics. But the situation has not been studied enough to know for sure.
The WHO said from what they see, the level of plastic in our bottled water is still low, but we should try to stop using so much plastic, which is bad for the environment and other smaller animals. It said, “Measures should be taken by policymakers and the public to better manage plastics and reduce the use of plastics where possible.”
(This article is published on Goodies on 18 September 2019)