At ZeroWater we want to help YOU reduce your intake of micro-plastics found in YOUR tap water today.
What with new research showing micro-plastics invading the placentas of unborn babies we must act Now to protect you and yours from detrimental micro-plastics.
Therefore, it is in your best interests to invest in a ZeroWater filer. To invest in a premium 5 stage water filter is to invest in the health and safety of your family from harmful micro-plastics.
Help us help you, by purchasing a ZeroWater filter you can rest easy that your family is no longer ingesting as much damaging micro-plastics.
However, it is clear to us that many of the general public are unaware of the existence of let alone the danger of micro-plastics.
Thus, we are here to outline what micro-plastics are, up to date research on their damaging effect on our health and how you can combat micro-plastics within your home.
Micro-plastics are small pieces of plastic (less than five millimetres long) which can be harmful to not only our ocean and aquatic life but to our personal health. Micro-plastics are formed when plastics break apart into tiny beads.
This means that when you buy single use, non-biodegradable plastic, it will break down into micro-plastics that cannot be removed by most filters or waste water treatment as they are too small. These micro-plastics then create a multitude of problems in the environment, and when ingested by humans can wreak havoc on our health.
You can watch this informational video from the National Ocean Service for more details about micro-plastics.
Recent Research Reveals – Micro-Plastics found in Placenta’s of Unborn Babies!
The Guardian recently published an article detailing a study that revealed micro-plastic particles had been found in the placentas of unborn babies, which the researchers said was “a matter of great concern”.
The health impact of micro-plastics in the human body is as yet unknown. However, scientists said they could carry chemicals that could cause long-term damage to the foetus developing, their immune system or could lead to reduced foetal growth.
The particles were consumed or breathed in by the mothers. All the particles analysed were plastics that had been dyed blue, red, orange or pink and may have originally come from packaging, paints or cosmetics and personal care products.
The micro-plastics were 0.01mm, meaning they are small enough to be carried in the bloodstream. The particles may have entered the babies’ bodies, but the researchers were unable to assess this.
Antonio Ragusa, director of obstetrics and gynaecology at the San Giovanni Calibita Fatebenefratelli hospital in Rome, and who led the study stated that “It is like having a cyborg baby: no longer composed only of human cells, but a mixture of biological and inorganic entities.” The mothers were said to be shocked and horrified.
In the study, published in the journal Environment International, the researchers concluded: “Due to the crucial role of placenta in supporting the foetus’s development and in acting as an interface with the external environment, the presence of potentially harmful micro-plastic particles is a matter of great concern. Further studies need to be performed to assess if the presence of micro-plastics may trigger immune responses or may lead to the release of toxic contaminants, resulting in harm.”
Elizabeth Salter Green, at the chemicals charity Chem Trust, said: “Babies are being born pre-polluted. The study was very small but nevertheless flags a very worrying concern.”
How does Plastic Damage our Health and that of many Animals Species?
There remains to this day immense uncertainty and concern that micro-plastics could have detrimental long term health effects on humans and animals.
However, the worrying statistics speak for themselves, as researchers determined that people and animals are at risk for ingesting around 5 grams of plastic per week – equivalent to eating a credit card!
The newest issue of the journal Environmental Science and Technology, reported that Americans consume an estimated 39,000 to 52,000 micro-plastic particles per year. Moreover, those who rely on bottled water might be ingesting 90,000 more micro-plastic particles per year on average than those who drink only tap water.
Furthermore recent studies suggest that the chemical Bisphenol A (found in in plastic containers and water bottles, till receipts, on the inside of cans and bottle tops and micro-plastics), could be contributing to the deceased sperm count and infertility in young men; as a study showed that sperm counts went from 99 million sperm per milliliter of semen in 1973 to 47 million per milliliter in 2011, and the decline has been accelerating.
Therefore, it would seem that micro-plastics are affecting our health and that of animals in a myriad of ways, therefore it is in our best interest to arm ourselves against this enemy with top of the range, effective water filters.
How does Plastic affect Our Environment & Biosphere?
Moreover, micro-plastics emit and absorb chemicals and harmful pollutants.
Micro-plastics eventually make their way into the sea, where they spread throughout the oceans, polluting the water and poisoning many sea creatures.
Tragically, aquatic life mistakes the micro-plastics for food, ingesting them and dying due to the toxic nature of these micro-plastics.
Is it is our solemn duty to protect our planet and the vulnerable wildlife within it from these harmful micro-plastics.
We can help save the environment through sustainability! Read our previous informative article for helpful and doable suggestions on how to live more sustainably.
We must Save and Protect the Planet for Us, Our Children and Our Children’s Children to continue Living and Thriving for Centuries to come.
How Can We Combat and Reduce Our Intake At Home?
- Remember to reduce, reuse, recycle.
- Don’t buy single use plastic such as single use water bottles or plastic shopping bags, it is wasteful and will contribute to the increase in the number of micro-plastics everywhere.
- Invest in our ZeroWater Premium 5-Stage Ion Exchange Water Filtration System, which is guaranteed to decrease the amount of harmful contaminants and micro-plastics in your water.
Every single one of our product use a sophisticated 5 stage filter system in order to reduce virtually every contaminant in your tap water. Our filters reduce plastics larger than 10 microns (0.01mm) so they are guaranteed to catch almost all micro-plastics, meaning you will be safer from the adverse long-term health effects of micro-plastics.
Our water filters are the best way to ensure you are as healthy and sustainable as possible.
Moreover, our filters are ‘NSF Certified’ to reduce 97% of Lead and 99% of Copper, and they are third party tested to reduce 96% of Mercury, 99% of Uranium, 97% of Asbestos, and 95% of Chlorine among other contaminants.
Our filters are guaranteed to outperform all other simplistic 2-stage filters on the market, which only remove around half of all dissolved solids.
With ZeroWater Water Filter Jugs You can Help Preserve, Save & Protect Our Environment and the Health of Your Family and that of many Animals against the dangerous of Micro-Plastics. To invest in Your ZeroWater Water Filter Jug, Helps in Securing a Healthier Future for You, Your Family and the Planet visit: https://zerowater.co.uk/ Today!