Criticism of the microplastic study
The Federal Environment Agency sees microplastics as a major danger to the future but warns against drawing conclusions too quickly. The study has several shortcomings:
- The researchers’ water samples could be contaminated, as there are often microplastic particles even in normal room air. If ultrapure air is not used, the microplastics could have entered the samples later.
- The Federal Environment Agency also considers the measured concentration to be unthinkable. There are about 2.5 microplastic particles in half a liter of water – this does not pose a danger.