Boiling tap water can remove nearly 90 percent of microplastics, new study finds

Boiling tap water before drinking it can remove at least 90% of potentially harmful microplastics, a new study has found.

Microplastics are tiny pieces of plastic debris measuring less than 0.2 inches (5 millimeters) long, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). These broken-down remnants of industrial waste and consumer goods are impossible to avoid: they are found across the ocean and atmosphere, inside bottled water and even in human poop.

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