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Low exposure of people to microplastics through drinking water

Press release, November 16, 2018, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, National Institute for Health and Welfare THL and Finnish Water Utilities Association (VVY)
According to a preliminary study, Finnish household water contains only small amounts of microplastics. Water treatment processes effectively remove particles from the raw water that is used in the production of household water, according to a study by the Finnish Environment Institute, the National Institute for Health and Welfare and the Finnish Water Utilities Association. Read the pressrelease

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Low exposure of people to microplastics through drinking water

2018-11-16
According to a preliminary study, Finnish household water contains only small amounts of microplastics. Water treatment processes effectively remove particles from the raw water that is used in the production of household water, according to a study by the Finnish Environment Institute, the National Institute for Health and Welfare and the Finnish Water Utilities Association.
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