REPORT: Microplastics are in all drinking water

Plastic is everywhere and one local lab is using filters that show it is in everything. Every sip of water, whether it is from tap or bottled water, all has plastic in it. That includes water that is in soda, in beer and any other drink.

University of Rochester Graduate student Daniel Ahmed is putting water through a tiny filter that takes several minutes for just a few ounces. They test all different sources.



“The first set of experiments I ever ran was with tap water at the third-floor water drinking fountain,” said Ahmed. “That’s where I go to fill up my water bottle every single day.”

When this water is filtered by these filters, the microplastics are revealed. The filters are made of silicon and from the Rochester company called SiMPore Inc.

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