Microplastics – Released by Hot Water when added to Plastic Lined Cups

According to an article to be published in the February 15, 2021 issue of the Journal of Hazardous Materials by researchers with the Indian Institute of Technology “… paper cups have an interior that is laminated with a hydrophobic film made of mostly plastic (polyethylene) and sometimes of copolymers. The objective of this study was to evaluate the degradation of these films as a result of exposure to hot water (85–90 °C) … Microplastic particles leaching into the liquid were identified and quantified … Ingestion of microplastics, ions, and heavy metals regularly while consuming our daily dose of hot beverages like tea and coffee can expose us to potential health risks in the future …” – The web link to the article is included in the post on the home page of Plastic Food Packaging Waste News at https://pfpw.news/2020/11/27/microplastics-released-by-hot-water-when-added-to-plastic-lined-cups/ #MicroPlastics