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We may be eating credit card's worth of plastic each week says study
Reuters, i24News
Published: 12.06.19, 11:22
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1. Are these plastic particles larger than 5 microns?
Paqid Yirmeyahu ,   Raanana   (06.12.19)
It would be interesting to know if our 5 micron water filter removes these particles. And, if not, is there a filter that eliminates these plastic particles?
2. To answer my own question (for everyone's info)...
Paqid Yirmeyahu ,   Raanana   (06.12.19)
According to Dr Anne Marie Mahon at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, who conducted the research, as reported in The Guardian (, “There is nowhere really where you can say these are being trapped 100%. In terms of fibres, the diameter is 10 microns across and it would be very unusual to find that level of filtration in our drinking water systems.”

So, our 5 micron hall filter has been keeping them out of our water for years. :-)
3. I am sure to be eating plastics
Betty ,   KS   (06.15.19)
I never use a "one time" bag once, but use them to store
items in closets, drawers and in boxes in a store room.

Better plastic bags, such as from IKEA 1 shekel bag,
I put in a drawer until needed. I needed a bag and found
that the IKEA bag ( and two others)
disintegrated and could only be cleaned out with
a vacuum cleaner. I had plastic bits in the air for many minutes
and this was in my kitchen. How many of these
plastic dust particles wound up in my lungs and food?
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