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Editor’s pickWHO calls for more research on microplastics in drinking water

22-10-2019
WHO, World Health Organisation, water, drinking water, microplastics, pollution

A newly launched analysis by World Health Organization (WHO) summarises the latest knowledge on microplastics in drinking-water. According to the report, titled Microplastics in drinking-water, microplastics larger than 150 micrometres are not likely to be absorbed in the human body and uptake of smaller particles is expected to be limited.  …

2019 GLAAS: Weak systems and funding gaps jeopardise drinking-water and sanitation in the world’s poorest countries

30-08-2019
WHO, World Health Organisation, water treatment, water supply, sanitation

The World Health Organization (WHO) and UN-Water have sounded the alarm for an urgent increase in investment in strong drinking-water and sanitation systems. The call came as the international water sector meets in Stockholm for its annual conference during World Water Week (25-30 August 2019). It is triggered by a new report published by WHO on …

Microplastics in drinking water: WHO calls for further research

26-08-2019
WHO, World Health Organisation, drinking water, water treatment, pollution

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for further assessment of microplastics in the environment and their potential impacts on human health. This follows the release of an analysis of current research related to microplastics in drinking water. It has also called for reduction in plastic pollution to benefit the environment and reduce …

WHO calls for more research into microplastics and a crackdown on plastic pollution

22-08-2019
WHO, World Health Organisation, water pollution, microplastics, water treatment, wastewater treatment

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for a further assessment of microplastics in the environment and their potential impacts on human health, following the release of an analysis of current research related to microplastics in drinking-water. The Organization also calls for a reduction in plastic pollution to benefit the environment and …