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Synthetic Clothing May Be Causing “Microplastic” Pollution in Our Oceans
Could your washing machine be polluting the world’s oceans? If your clothes are made out of synthetic fibers such as acrylic, polyethylene, polypropylene, polyamide, or polyester, it could be. Scientists have discovered fragments of those materials in increasing quantities across the northeast Atlantic and beaches near Britain, Singapore and India. Kind of makes you think twice about purchasing synthetic clothing, doesn’t it?
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