Washing clothing pollutes oceans with billions of microplastics

Mongabay: Washing synthetic clothes-such as nylon, polyester, and acrylic-is polluting the oceans with billions of microplastics: plastics that measure less than one millimeter. It may sound innocuous, but research has shown that these microplastics are accumulating in marine species with unknown health impacts, both on the pollution-eating species and the humans who consume them. "An important source of microplastic appears to be through sewage contaminated by fibers from washing clothes," the authors......

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