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March 7, 2018

‘Microfiber' pollution becoming a big issue

  • Innovators are coming up with new products to keep tiny pieces of thread that come out when doing laundry from reaching marine life.
  • By PATRICK WHITTLE
    Associated Press

    One study from 2011, led by Australian ecotoxicologist Mark Browne, found that microfibers made up 85 percent of man-caused shoreline debris.

    ORTLAND, Maine — The fight to keep tiny pollutants from reaching the dinner plate might start in the laundry room.


     
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