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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
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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