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The primary purpose this study was to evaluate whether steeping of plastic teabags under conditions that mimic those used when brewing a cup of tea causes release of plastic micro and nanoparticles into the beverage 4. Data Used in Study: The data that was utilized in this study contained empty plastic teabags were steeped in reverse osmosis water for 5 min at 95 °C and the resulting teabag
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Patel 3 leachate was analyzed for the presence of particles by SEM. The composition of the particles was confirmed by XPS and FTIR. 5. Results: The original teabags show changes after steeping at 95 °C. At 30000 × (insets), small particles can be observed on the teabag before steeping whereas after steeping, these particles disappear, and dents and fractures appear. 6. Figure 3: Teabag leachates affect the morphology and swimming behavior of Daphnia magna. (a) Microparticles identified in D. Magna exposed to dialyzed teabag B and D leachates as well as in raw leachates are marked with arrows. Optical images of D. magna were taken using an Olympus DP80 microscope digital camera at 60 × magnification focusing on the intestine.
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