Green Sense Radio

Earth Day 2018/Plastic in plastic water bottles

April 19, 2018

Earth Day weekend will be celebrated by nearly a billion people worldwide. We speak with Earth Day Network President Kathleen Rogers about this year's Earth Day theme, and how to best live up to it: reducing plastic pollution.  

Drinking from a plastic water bottle likely means sipping microplastic particles with just about every mouthful.  This is from a new study from the nonprofit journalism organization Orb Media and State University of New York at Fredonia.   We're joined by Professor of Chemistry Sherri Mason on the possible health hazards involved.