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Bottle-fed babies could be swallowing millions of microplastics: study

Oct 23, 2020 16:13 IST

In a new 'milestone' study, researchers from Trinity College Dublin have found that bottle-fed babies could be ingesting millions of microplastics a day. It brings to light the intensity of the plastic problem. They found that the usual high-temperature process for sterilising plastic bottles and preparing formula milk for babies caused the bottle to shed millions of microplastics and nanoplastics. Experts suggest replacing plastic with alternatives like glass bottles for feeding and developing tough coatings to prevent plastic shedding.

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