7 September 2018
Author: Erika Theron
I just read this article in the Daily Maverick about micro plastics in our drinking water. At least it's been confirmed now (eventually). Johannesburg, Tshwane and certain areas in the North West' drinking water is polluted with micro plastics. The word "benign" really concerns me. Is it benign to humans or not? If scientists have proven in 2016 already that micro plasctics kill fish and birds then how can it be "benign" to humans? Maybe I'm missing something.... ?
You can read the article and decide yourself. https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2018-07-25-drinking-water-contaminated-with-micro-plastic-pollution-in-gauteng/
If you don't have a good filtration system at your place, maybe now is the time to have one installed. Prevention is indeed better than cure and being a step ahead cannot harm you in any way whatsoever.