Boiling water in a plastic kettle can be harmful to your health

Research published in the journal 'Nature Food' shows that boiling water in a traditional plastic kettle could contain more than 10 million micro-plastic particles.

Researchers found that kettles made from polypropylene, a hard plastic commonly used in kettles, released more than 10 million tiny plastic fragments into a litre of boiling water.

These tiny fragments will inevitably be transferred into your cup when making tea or coffee or even into your cooking when adding boiling water to a pan. The way to avoid this is to use an instant boiling water tap that is made from high-grade materials such as brass and stainless steel. The boiling water taps come with a carbon purity filter that removes almost all limescale & chemical impurities found in your mains water supply, which improves the quality of your water.

Currently, it is not known what damage ingesting such large numbers of microplastics pose to our health, however researchers around the world are looking into this amid mounting evidence that plastic particles are finding their way into food and drink.

It is not just plastic kettles that are affected, boiling water affects plastic whilst preparing formula milk in baby bottles.  The research found that the average 12-month old infant being fed formula is drinking 2.6 million tiny microplastic particles a day.

Sterilisation and exposure to high-temperature water can release 16 million plastic particles per litre, the study found.

The research looked at three kettles from different manufacturers in the UK.

Another good reason why you should revolutionise your kitchen with an instant boiling water tap from Fohën.


Boiling water in a plastic kettle can be harmful to your health