ABC News's Kelly McCarthy is reporting on a study discovering the massive amounts of tiny plastics found in bottled drinking water. 

A recent study by Columbia and Rutgers University, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has discovered alarming quantities of tiny plastic particles in bottled drinking water. The research found an average of 240,000 plastic fragments per liter, 90% of which are nanoplastics, significantly higher than previously reported levels. These particles are smaller than one micrometer, challenging to identify and analyze. The study utilized advanced laser technology and machine learning for precise identification. The International Bottled Water Association responded skeptically, citing the lack of standardized methods and consensus on the health impacts of these particles. This discovery adds to existing concerns about microplastics found in various environments, including oceans and tap water. While the potential health risks of nanoplastics are still unclear, this study emphasizes the need for further research to understand the implications of their presence in drinking water.

Source: ABC News

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