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Microplastics: A Growing Concern for Cleveland Water

This quickly could become a health emergency

Plastic is not intended for human consumption, yet Shelly Helsel, a chemist for Cleveland Water, said people are almost certainly ingesting it every day. 

“The range of microplastics is really huge,” Helsel said. "Actually, it can go from the size of a pencil eraser, down to nanoscopic, which is even too hard [for which] to test.”

Helsel said most plastic enters the environment as things you can recognize, like water bottles, containers and food wrappers. Over time, they break down into smaller pieces called microplastics.

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