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Plastic: What You Didn’t Know You Were Eating Every Day

Drinking water was found to be the largest global source of microplastics. (Ivanko80/Shutterstock)

BETTER LIFE

Researchers find plastic is common in the water we drink and the air we breath with unknown effects

BY GINA-MARIE CHEESEMAN, NATURALLY SAVVY

July 18, 2019 Updated: July 18, 2019

You are likely unknowingly eating a credit card’s worth of tiny pieces of plastic every week. A new study for World Wildlife Fund (WWF) conducted by the University of Newcastle, Australia found that people consume about 2,000 pieces of microplastic every week (or five grams), which amounts to about 21 grams a month and just over 250 grams a year.… READ MORE...