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Plastic is in more than 80% of TAP WATER around the world and could penetrate organs, scientists warn

More than 80 per cent of the world’s tap water is contaminated with plastic, new research reveals.

The US has the highest contamination rate at 93 per cent, followed by Lebanon and India.

France, Germany and the UK have the lowest levels, however, they still come in at 72 per cent.

Overall, 83 per cent of water samples from dozens of nations around the world contain microplastics. 

Scientists warn microplastics are so small they could penetrate organs.  

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