Microplastic release from the degradation of polypropylene feeding bottles during infant formula preparation

@article{Li2020MicroplasticRF,
  title={Microplastic release from the degradation of polypropylene feeding bottles during infant formula preparation},
  author={Dunzhu Li and Yunhong Shi and Luming Yang and Liwen Xiao and Daniel K. Kehoe and Yurii K. Gun’ko and John J. Boland and Jing Jing Wang},
  journal={Nature Food},
  year={2020}
}
Polypropylene-based products are commonly used for food preparation and storage, but their capacity to release microplastics is poorly understood. We investigated the potential exposure of infants to microplastics from consuming formula prepared in polypropylene infant feeding bottles (PP-IFBs). Here, we show that PP-IFBs release microplastics with values as high as 16,200,000 particles/L. Scenario studies showed that PP-IFB sterilisation and exposure to high temperature water significantly… 
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