Recycled plastic bottles leach more chemicals into drinks, review finds
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Recycled plastic bottles leach more chemicals into drinks, review finds

More chemicals being released by reused plastic could indicate need for ‘super clean’ recycling process

A widely used kind of recycled plastic bottle passes more potentially harmful chemicals into their contents than newly manufactured bottles, researchers have warned.

Researchers from Brunel University London found 150 chemicals that leached into drinks from plastic bottles, with 18 of those chemicals found in levels exceeding regulations.

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