Minnesota researchers find microplastics in beer

Published: May. 13, 2018 at 9:47 AM CDT
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Plastic may be floating in your favorite beer. Researchers from the University of Minnesota tested 12 beers that use water from the Great Lakes -- all of them had microplastics.

According to the report, they also tested more than 100 other water sources. 80% had microplastics.

Kevin wright has a degree in brewing and knows the balance of ingredients that makes a good beer. He points out that you can't stop something that's everywhere, but this new research has him paying more attention.

"As a brewer we're always worried about the quality of the beer and how those can affect quality of beer, interested to see if there is any affect." Wright said.

There are still a lot of unknowns about microplastics -- including whether the levels they found in beer are dangerous or not.