High Water Standard is a water filtering company in NYC

We improve lives by improving water!

917-601-0102
1938 Stillwell Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11223

Plastic Particles in Bottled Water

A considerable number of studies have confirmed the harmful effects of plastic bottles and plastic particles found in bottled water (so-called microplastics) on the environment. Every minute, more than a million plastic bottles are used in the world. Despite the growing threat, there are still very few recycling initiatives.

The more garbage there is on the planet, the more harmful the environment we live in, the air we breathe and the water we drink will be. An irresponsible attitude toward microplastics and plastic in bottled water can lead to the cluttering of the ecosystem, clogging of waterways, and also have a negative impact on wildlife.

But the evil influence of plastic is not limited to damage to the planet. Several assumptions and hypotheses claim that contact of different types of plastic with water leads to the ingress of carcinogenic compounds that can adversely affect human health.

Study Finds Microplastics in 93% Of Bottled Water

Recently, scientists have discovered that one cubic meter of Arctic ice may contain several million microplastic particles — 1,000 times more than in previous measurements. When the ice melts, these particles fall into the ocean, where there is already a large amount of plastic debris. News about the large number of microplastics is continually being reported — many researchers believe that it can cause great harm to the environment.

The World Health Organization intends to study the potential risks of plastic particles in bottled water. The most massive study conducted by the journalistic organization Orb Media analyzed the chemical composition of bottled water from the world’s largest brands – a total of 250 bottles from nine countries. In almost every sample (93%), scientists found microplastic in bottled water. Of all the tested samples, only 17 bottles did not contain plastic.

plastic particles in bottled waterThe samples that were taken for analysis came from eleven different brands, both global and local brands in developing countries. According to this study, 325 pieces of plastic were found in bottled water, with nylon, polypropylene, and polyethylene terephthalate among them.

Scientists insist that pollution cannot only be blamed on the water producer. More than 10,000 plastic particles were found in bottled water from Nestlé Pure Life, while the water from Bisleri or Gerolsteiner contained more than 5,000 pieces. Pollution has affected not only the most significant players in the market – it has affected everyone. To avoid unpleasant and sometimes even dangerous consequences of microplastic ingestion, drink only filtered water. Here at High Water Standards, we help you improve your quality of life, by improving the quality of your water.

How Do Microplastics End Up in Drinking Water?But How Do Microplastics Appear in Drinking Water?

They occur due to the wear of automobile tires. For every 100 kilometers of driving, the tires of the car release about 20 grams of plastic dust. According to some reports, about two-thirds of all microplastics washed off the roads. But one-third stays in the air. Thus, the first and most obvious source of microplastics is the air. From the air, we get all this plastic in drinking water.

Approximately 25% of plastic particles enter the sewers during the washing of synthetic fabrics. Hundreds of thousands of microfibers peel off. A recent study found that each washing machine cycle can potentially release 700,000 microplastics into the environment. Finally, small plastic granules are often added to cosmetics (e.g. toothpaste and shower gels) and industrial cleaners to increase their effectiveness.

Another primary source of microplastics is large plastic debris. When packages, disposable dishes, bottles, and other waste are thrown away, they gradually disintegrate into smaller pieces, while maintaining their molecular structure. In recent years, plastic fibers have been found in drinking water, including tap water, in the soil, and even in the air of large cities.

Plastic in bottled water is a huge concern for manufacturers. They claim that their products meet the established quality requirements in the countries they are operating in, however, there are no strict rules for microplastics yet. Some huge players, for example, Coca-Cola, have launched their own investigation on plastics in bottled water.

Health Concerns. So, Is There Plastic in Bottled Water or Not? How Can We Be Sure?

Researchers claim that microplastics are contaminating bottled water too. However, this data has not yet been confirmed by alternative studies.

So, is the plastic in bottled water safe or not? Researchers have reason to believe that plastic fibers in bottled water can be harmful to humans. They often contain toxic impurities, such as dyes and flame retardants, which enter the digestive system and can cause organ damage, inflammation of the intestine, and affect reproduction. Also, microparticles quickly absorb other toxic substances, such as pesticides and dioxins, and then just as efficiently emit them into the body.

plastic particles in bottled waterThe potential dangers that scientists pay attention to are inflammation in the tissues due to the reaction of the immune system, accumulation of toxins that are transferred by microparticles, plastic nanoparticles that can penetrate through the cell membranes into the blood. It is difficult to estimate the number of particles entering the body. First, we do not yet know about all the sources of microplastics. Second, existing methods do not allow us to track particles smaller than a certain size.

Summing up the results, it should be said that there is still very little research on the impact of plastic in bottled water. Most of the data has been obtained from laboratory studies. So, it is not yet possible to say for certain that in nature living organisms receive as many toxins.

However, if you are still worried about the quality of your water and the presence of microplastics, we advise you on home reverse osmosis system installation from High Water Standard.

How to Remove Microplastics from Water?

Despite the fact that we still do not know how plastic is harmful to humans and what the effects of plastic on human health are, prevention can’t hurt. The main way to avoid this type of pollution is to control the known sources of microplastics. We can’t affect the whole environment, but we can affect at least the water in our homes. The best way to do this is a water purification and filtration system. Here are some modern and proven systems:

  • Aquaporin, a company originally from Denmark, has launched a project called Bonus Water in partnership with various research centers and universities. The project aims to develop a membrane filter system that will remove contaminants such as microplastics and xenobiotics from water.
  • Undersink Carbon Block Filtration Systems remove particles from the water and plastic up to the size of 0.025 millimeters.
  • Reverse Osmosis: this system perfectly filters water and removes impurities down to below .0001 millimeters.

Unfortunately, these methods are not applicable to huge factories and will not help to completely remove plastic particles from the bottled water. Nowadays, there are no specialists or technologies for this specific area of the water industry, and consequently, the processing of microplastics has been studied very little.

A high level of financing and technological innovations in this area is necessary for a full and qualitative solution to the problem. Bottled water manufacturers must work together to come up with options for monitoring, controlling, and ultimately reducing microplastic pollution.

Conclusion

It is impossible to imagine life in the modern world without plastic, but it is important to come up with new strategies for its use and production. How to collect microplastics that have already gotten into the environment is not yet clear. Moreover, it is likely to be very expensive.

Some countries have banned the use of plastic granules in cosmetics and household chemicals, but they make up less than 4% of all microplastics. However, reducing the use of disposable plastic and proper disposal of reusable plastics may improve the situation and reduce the amount of plastic in bottled water around the globe.

Working not on the scale of the planet, but on the scale of one house, the best solution to the problem is to install a water filtration system. If you are looking for a reliable and proven water filter supplier, please contact us at High Water Standard. We will select the most suitable type of filter for your home and provide you with clean, safe drinking water for a very long time.

Experience a Higher Water Standard for Yourself

We improve lives by improving water. With our custom water treatment services, you save on the important things – time, money, and health – so you can live better, work better, and feel better.

At this moment High Water Standard consists from highly experienced people. We do believe that to be a successful company you need to hire not a lot of people, but hire right people, and it is what High Water Standard does. If we combine our experience in water filter industry we will get at about 100 years. Are not we experienced but not old, ah?

We work in homes, apartments, offices, restaurants, medical facilities, and anywhere else that clean filtered water is desired. No matter your need or your location, we offer you full-service water treatment solutions, and guarantee your satisfaction.

We are water purification experts. And we don’t say that lightly. Over the last 15 years, we have improved the water standard for thousands of your fellow New Yorkers with our water treatment systems. We have serviced both commercial and residential clients.

We can install, repair, and perform maintenance on any water treatment system, even if your filter was installed by another company. Our water purification service range stretches across all five New York City boroughs: Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and Bronx, as well as Long Island.

All our photos are original and, although not always top-notch, were intentionally taken by water filter installation and maintenance professionals, and not by professional photographers.

Joujou N.
Joujou N.
2023-03-03
I was sick and tired of the aweful water delivery service I was getting from Ready Refresh (formally Nestle) . Either they don't show up on the delivery date or they don't have enough water bottles or they ignore your instructions where to place the bottles. It was exhausting and I was fed up-not to mention the delivery fees and the cost was out of control. I also wasn't thrilled on having to lug those massive 5 gallon water jugs around. I was so happy when I found High Water Standard. They were very transparent about the process, installation, and the cost. I was very happy to work with Elena. She was very thorough and took her time to explain everything. We were able to get our installation done during the same week. Our technicians were absolutely delightful to work with and guided us on how to use our new water filtration system. A big shout out to Igor and Alex for doing such an amazing job. Go with High Water Standards you will not regret it.
Liliya K.
Liliya K.
2022-01-16
I have been using the high water standard for over 5 years now, and it is the best investment I have made for my and my family's health. Igor and his crew are always so professional, reliable and knowledgeable. I have tried other water filters in the past but nothing compares to this amazing filter that the high water standard provides. My whole entire family uses it and loves the fact that the filtration system is unparalleled and that it is installed seamlessly by the crew. Definitely worth the investment for overall health and piece of mind!
Stella G.
Stella G.
2021-09-14
Amazing service from start to finish. Quick clean installation process. Team installing the system explained everything and stated we can call them anytime. Water is great now. Def will recommend.
Jie C.
Jie C.
2021-03-01
We asked for a quote and consultation and Igor was exceptionally helpful and knowledgeable. He came to our house to test the water and provided a ton of very useful information. He is the right guy to seek out if you are new to the water filtration topic. We really appreciate his help.
Veronica M.
Veronica M.
2021-01-18
Have been with this company for over 10 year and they never disappoint with quality of product and their service. I just upgraded my water filter system. Everything was done promptly and with excellent quality. Igor and Edik have been always available for any issues and are super courteous and prompt. Their new employee who came to do the installation was the young man named Alex and was extremely professional, handy and quick. I highly recommend this company for any filtration system you need for your house, as they will give you just what you need unlike some others that will push on you what needs to be sold.
Mat G.
Mat G.
2020-08-22
For 15 years I bought cases of bottled water every week, spending probably thousands of dollars every year. And luckily I was able to find a professional company that was able to install the filter water system for a reasonable fee. I am very satisfied with the quality of the water and the services provided by Igor. I strongly recommend high water standard.
Stephi L.
Stephi L.
2020-06-10
Owner came to install my water osmosis and I couldn't be more pleased. Installed quickly, answered all of my questions, and the water is super clean. I got my own tester to make sure that the quality is aligned with their claims, and it sure does. I am also glad that I was able to support a family owned business too. Happy customer. Thank you!
Lisa K.
Lisa K.
2020-06-04
Igor was so a professional and kind. I was having trouble with my water purifier and he came the same day to fix it! He is so easy to work with , and very reliable. I would definitely recommend him!
Jacob A.
Jacob A.
2019-08-14
Finally found a company who can professionally install an under counter water filter for a very reasonable fee! Did a superior job and offer great service. The gentleman who arrived is very knowledgeable about water quality, types of filtration and much more. Very satisfied with the work and will refer my family and friends. Thank you!
Michael Kaziyev
Michael Kaziyev
2023-08-07
Very professional service and staff!
Jodie Vashistha
Jodie Vashistha
2023-08-03
I just moved into a new apartment and needed to install a RO system. After my great experience last year with High Water Standard, I didn't for one second consider calling anyone else. Just like last time, Olena took care of prompt installation scheduling and handling my building's COI requirements. Igor, the consummate professional, does a great job with installation, explaining the system, and checking in with me at multiple points to make sure that I'm happy with the placement of the unit and the faucet. Both are friendly and easy to work with. Love my new tankless RO tower and the dedicated faucet looks amazing. Thank you High Water Standard! I love knowing that my drinking water is safe and healthy.
Andy Riedel
Andy Riedel
2023-08-01
We did quite a bit of research to select the installer of a reverse-osmosis filtration system for our condo in Brooklyn Heights. Even the glowing reviews we read didn’t fully prepare us for the wonderful service we have received from Igor, Olena, and their High Water Standard company! The system they installed is top quality and included a new cutout through our marble kitchen island and a custom, dedicated faucet. The triple filtration system provides excellent quality water that we feel is vital to our health and happiness. Best of all, they are just a joy to work with! Igor is super friendly, prompt, and understands the power of clean water in your life. In our opinion, you should just stop reading reviews for anyone else. High Water Standard is the best choice there is!
Andrea Peer
Andrea Peer
2023-07-28
The best you can find! Igor installed the water filter for my shop. Amazing quality and super professional. Thank you!!!
Joe Yusufov
Joe Yusufov
2023-06-20
Rep. In details showed and explained the options of the systems available. Gave us great service and equipment. Very reasonably priced. Couldn’t ask for more.
Genevieve Brennan
Genevieve Brennan
2023-05-30
Great product and customer service!
Michael N.
Michael N.
2023-05-26
Excellent service! Appreciate availability in time of need. Great explanations, prompt responses and the level of experience is well noticed. Truly a pleasure - thank you!
yelena avanesova
yelena avanesova
2023-05-25
hi! i’m so happy with the installation and the whole process. it was quick and seamless, igor is amazing and i’m so happy that i have clean drinking water now from the tap for my whole family. brings me a peace of mind
Davide Rosso
Davide Rosso
2023-05-15
Very professional, excellent service!

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