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Coca-Cola Accepts Study Findings That Bottled Water Contains Micro-Plastics

March 17, 2018: 12:00 AM EST
Coca-Cola has accepted the findings of a study that showed that its bottled water Dasani tested by scientists at SUNY Fredonia contained micro-particles of plastic. Dasani was only one of the brands tested: 93 percent of analyzed bottles contained plastic particles. Commissioned by the nonprofit media organization Orb, the study tested 250 bottles bought from 19 locations in Kenya, Indonesia, India, the U.S., Lebanon, Thailand, China, Mexico, Brazil, and Amazon.com. Only 17 bottles were free of plastics. Dasani water sourced in Kenya had the highest concentration of micro-plastics, with 335 pieces for every liter. A Coca-Cola spokesman told the BBC that it maintains very high bottling standards, but microplastics "may be found at minute levels even in highly treated products." There is no evidence that ingesting microplastics can cause harm.
William Osoro, "Coca-Cola Admits Presence of Plastics in Dasani Water", SDE, March 17, 2018, © Standard Media Group
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