Le­banon’s tap wa­ter highly con­tam­i­nated

Executive Magazine - - Last Month -

Le­banon was re­vealed to have the se­cond-most con­tam­i­nated wa­ter sup­ply in the world, be­hind the United States. An in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­leased on Septem­ber 5 by Orb Me­dia, found that 83 per­cent of the world’s tap wa­ter is con­tam­i­nated by mi­croplas­tics or tiny plas­tic fi­bres. Le­banon’s tap wa­ter was the se­cond-most pol­luted in the world, at 93.8 per­cent to the US’ s 94.4 per­cent. New stud­ies have found that the tiny plas­tic fibers are ev­ery­where, not just in the oceans, but also on land, in food, in the air, and in tap wa­ter—lead­ing to ur­gent calls for re­search into what ef­fects they are hav­ing on pub­lic health.

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