- 21 Jul 2016 9:00 AM
The toxic substance is phthalate, a chemical added to plastics to increase their flexibility.
It is good that no pesticides or traces of discarded pharmaceuticals were found in the water, Gábor Bordós of the testing company commented.
Volunteers collected 45,000 PET bottles during the campaign.
The phthalate may have come from the many PET bottles found in the river near where the sample was taken, Bordós added.
Source: Hungary Around the Clock
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