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By: jkr (offline) on Sunday, January 29 2012 @ 08:33 AM EST (Read 704 times)  
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Accumulating 'microplastic' threat to shores
By Mark Kinver Environment reporter, BBC News

Microscopic plastic debris from washing clothes is accumulating in the marine environment and could be entering the food chain, a study has warned.

Researchers traced the "microplastic" back to synthetic clothes, which released up to 1,900 tiny fibres per garment every time they were washed.

Earlier research showed plastic smaller than 1mm were being eaten by animals and getting into the food chain.

More to the story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16709045


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By: txelements (offline) on Sunday, January 29 2012 @ 03:48 PM EST  
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Interesting article, JKR.
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