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Microplastics are in our water, but no proof they’re harmful – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO), has said that its research into the effects of microplastics on human health has shown it does not seem to pose any health risk to humans, but more research was needed.

Microplastics are the tiny particles or plastic bottle fragments about five millimetres long most often found in bottled water.

WHO backs controversial sugar tax on sweetened beverages to stem obesity

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday it would support a 20% to 50% tax on sugary drinks by governments as a solution to the global rise in obesity and type-2 diabetes.

The UN agency said the recommended tax should not only be limited to soda but all sugar-sweetened beverages such as sports drinks, energy drinks, fruit punch, sweetened iced tea, vitamin waters and lemonade.

Drinking ‘very hot’ beverages is likely to cause cancer, says WHO

cup of coffee or tea

UN health body, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the WHO, announced on Wednesday that consuming very hot beverages such as coffee or tea “probably” causes cancer.