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    Mark Wrycraft commented on Facebook:

    How many of these particles arise during the manufacture of the plastic bottle and are not cleaned out before the bottle is filled?

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      Thanks Charlie. I can’t answer that question because the study doesn’t address it, but have added in about it’s unclear where the microplastics are coming from and said Orb media’s study says that polypropylene, which is used in bottle caps, made up 54 percent of the larger particles found in the bottled water. However, it is not clear whether 54 percent of the larger particles found were coming from the plastic in those bottle caps.

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        Also I have emailed Orb media to ask them where they think the microplastics are coming from, along with some other questions

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      Study’s executive summary states that “Data suggests contamination is at least partially coming from the packaging and/or the bottling process itself”

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        Hi, thanks! I added this to the body of the story. Just FYI, you could have added it yourself, too – this is a wiki! 🙂

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        If this is true, then it should apply to most bottled drinks as well. It’d be interesting to know if the same holds true for glass bottled water.

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