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Old 09-29-2017, 04:04 PM
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It looks like a punctuation mistake.
The OP's words indicate a question not an exclamation.
Geeze. Much ado about nothing.
Of course that's not enough drama for some.

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Old 09-29-2017, 05:01 PM
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Old 09-29-2017, 05:25 PM
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Nova, you just reduced your legitimacy.
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Old 09-29-2017, 05:42 PM
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WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE.

You should read the article that is cited in the original post.

"The scale of global microplastic contamination is only starting to become clear, with studies in Germany finding fibres and fragments in all of the 24 beer brands they tested, as well as in honey and sugar. In Paris in 2015, researchers discovered microplastic falling from the air, which they estimated deposits three to 10 tonnes of fibres on the city each year, and that it was also present in the air in people’s homes."

"How microplastics end up in drinking water is for now a mystery, but the atmosphere is one obvious source, with fibres shed by the everyday wear and tear of clothes and carpets. Tumble dryers are another potential source, with almost 80% of US households having dryers that usually vent to the open air."

"Plastic fibres may also be flushed into water systems, with a recent study finding that each cycle of a washing machine could release 700,000 fibres into the environment."

"Bottled water may not provide a microplastic-free alternative to tapwater, as the they were also found in a few samples of commercial bottled water tested in the US for Orb."

"In Beirut, Lebanon, the water supply comes from natural springs but 94% of the samples were contaminated."

"Previous work has been largely focused on plastic pollution in the oceans, which suggests people are eating microplastics via contaminated seafood."

Does someone seriously suggest that a water filter on your household water system is going to have a significant impact on your exposure to microplastic, which comes from your clothes, your carpets, the food you eat, and is in the very air you breathe?

Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals | Environment | The Guardian
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With these revelations, no wonder alcohol is popular in TV.
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With these revelations, no wonder alcohol is popular in TV.
I'll bet even that has some plastic particles in it!
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It looks like a punctuation mistake.
The OP's words indicate a question not an exclamation.
Geeze. Much ado about nothing.
Of course that's not enough drama for some.
Are you saying he doesn't know a ! from a ?
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