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Study finds more microplastics in bottled water than tap

CBS News Thursday, 22 August 2019
The World Health Organization says tiny particles of plastic have made their way into the water supply, and researchers found more microplastics in bottled water than in tap water. CBS News' Tina Kraus reports.
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