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Study: Plastic Baby Bottles Shed Microplastics When Heated. Should You Be Worried? – NPR

The implications for a child’s health are not yet known. The study’s authors urge people not to panic — and stress the need for more research.



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A new study shows that plastic baby bottles, when heated or shaken, release microplastics into the liquid.
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Microplastics are tiny fragments of plastic, often too small for the eye to see. They’re created as plastic degrades.
And they’re everywhere.
They’re in oceans, thanks to plastic garbage. They’re in fish. They find their way into the water we drink in various ways, from surface runoff and wastewater effluent to particles deposited from the atmosphere…

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