‘Microplastics in tap water’: Goa says consuming water protected

A day after a research by CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) and Toxics Link that discovered microplastics in samples of faucet water provided to households in Goa was launched, the state Public Works Department (PWD) on Thursday stated that consuming water provided by them in Goa is protected and safe to eat. There shouldn’t be “any fear and anxiety” on this regard, it stated.

In a press release, the PWD stated, “…(The) Report on Microplastics in Drinking Water published by WHO in 2019 indicates that Microplastics are ubiquitous in the environment and have been detected in marine water, wastewater, fresh water, food, air and drinking water — both bottled and tap water.”

The PWD stated even in line with tips of WHO, which displays air, water and well being, “there is no mention of testing of microplastic parameter content and no correct mechanism or procedure is made available in any standard/manual all over the world.”


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