Babies may be exposed to microplastics in bottles

Australian bubs are estimated to be exposed to 2-3 million particles a day, study finds

Babies may be exposed to millions of microplastic particles which are released from polypropylene feeding bottles during standard formula preparation, an Irish study suggests.

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin found plastic bottles release up to 16.2 million particles per litre of formula when they tested 10 common infant feeding bottles.

High heats used in sterilising significantly increased the microplastic release, and the effects last at least three weeks after first use, the study in Nature Food showed.

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