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If you’re drinking tap water, you’re consuming plastic pollutants

A first of its kind study shows plastic contamination in tap water from sources around the world. Scientists say they don’t know how plastic fibers reach household taps — or, what the health implications might be. Experts are concerned these fibers may transfer toxins, acting as a kind of shuttle for dangerous chemicals from the freshwater environment into the human body.

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