Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Food Addit Contam Part A Chem Anal Control Expo Risk Assess. 2014;31(9):1574-8. doi: 10.1080/19440049.2014.945099. Epub 2014 Aug 11.

Synthetic particles as contaminants in German beers.

Author information

1
a Marine and Environmental Chemistry , MarChemConsult , Varel , Germany.

Abstract

A total of 24 German beer brands was analysed for the contents of microplastic fibres, fragments and granular material. In all cases contamination was found. Counts ranged from 2 to 79 fibres L(-1), from 12 to 109 fragments L(-1) and from 2 to 66 granules L(-1). The results show a high variability between individual samples and samples from different production dates. Possible sources of this contamination with foreign materials are discussed.

KEYWORDS:

beer; contamination; synthetic fibre

PMID:
25056358
DOI:
10.1080/19440049.2014.945099
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Taylor & Francis
Loading ...
Support Center