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Microplastics found in 90% of drinking water

Microplastics found in 90% of drinking water
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Humans and wildlife have become filters for Microplastics in our environment.

Microplastics are tiny pieces of plastic that are less than five millimeters in size. These pieces of plastic can come from a variety of sources, including the breakdown of larger pieces of plastic trash, the shedding of synthetic fibers from clothing, and the use of microbeads in personal care products. Microplastics can be found in both marine and freshwater environments, and they can have a variety of harmful effects on both the environment and the animals that live in it. Microplastics are a major pollution problem because they are so small and they can easily be ingested by animals. Once ingested, microplastics can cause a variety of health problems, including gut blockages, malnutrition, and even death.

Most of the water available for drinking in Nigeria is sourced from boreholes or deep, narrow wells. These sources are often contaminated with bacteria and other microorganisms, which can lead to serious health problems. In order to ensure that the water is safe to drink, it is important to treat it properly. Boiling the water is the most effective way to kill bacteria and other microorganisms.

First study to look for microplastics in boreholes.

Bacteria and other microorganisms are tiny living things that are too small to be seen with the naked eye. Microorganisms are found everywhere on Earth, from the hottest deserts to the icy polar regions. They are in the air, in the soil, and in water. They even live inside other animals and plants. Most microorganisms are harmless, and some are even helpful. For example, bacteria helps us digest food and process some vitamins. However, some microorganisms can cause disease. Microorganisms are very diverse. They come in many shapes and sizes. Some are spherical, some are spiral-shaped, and some are rod-shaped. Some microorganisms are so small that millions can fit on the head of a pin.

The study found that microplastics are “abundant” in the water and sediment in all of the boreholes they sampled in the Lagos area. This is the first study to look for microplastics in boreholes in the area, and it highlights the need for further research into the health effects of microplastics. The study’s findings are concerning, as microplastics have been linked to a number of health problems in humans and animals. Further research is needed to understand the full extent of the health effects of microplastics and to develop ways to reduce our exposure to them.

Plastic pollution is a major environmental problem.

Lagos Island is a hotspot for plastic pollution, according to a new study. Researchers found that all 11 locations sampled on the island had fragments of plastic in the borehole water and sediments. Areas with higher industrial and population densities had higher levels of MPs than other areas. This is a cause for concern, as plastic pollution is a major environmental problem. Plastic fragments can enter the food chain and cause harm to animals and humans. It is therefore important to reduce the amount of plastic waste produced and to properly dispose of plastic waste.

The risks associated with MPs are caused by their persistence in the environment and their potential accumulation in food chains. MPs are of particular concern because they can persist in the environment for long periods of time. This can lead to exposure of humans and other animals to these chemicals, which can potentially cause adverse health effects.

Microplastics will continue to accumulate.

Lagos, Nigeria is a city that is heavily reliant on boreholes for its water supply. However, these boreholes are now being polluted by microplastics. This is a serious problem because it could potentially lead to a health risk for the residents of Lagos. The researchers who discovered this problem have warned that if the plastic pollution continues, the microplastics will continue to accumulate in the borehole drinking water. This could have devastating consequences for the people of Lagos. This is a cause for concern and steps need to be taken to decrease this pollutant into the food chains and the environment in general.


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Ask Nigeria
Ask Nigeria
6 months ago

Microplastics found in 90% of Nigerian drinking waterHumans and wildlife have become filters for Microplastics in our environment. – Express your point of view.

Ask Nigeria
Ask Nigeria
6 months ago

Microplastics found in 90% of Nigerian drinking waterHumans and wildlife have become filters for Microplastics in our environment. – Express your point of view.

jdpumping
jdpumping
6 months ago

Humans and wildlife are really one now and plastics are really everywhere in this country in a city like Lagos that we make use of boreholes we need to be careful

Yomii
Yomii
6 months ago

This is obviously as a result of environmental pollution with bottle water and drinks bottles, we should stop pollution

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
6 months ago

Environmental pollution needs to be controlled because this is bad

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
6 months ago

Usage of some plastic materials should be banned