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Care What You Wear: Serious Concerns About Clothing

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  • A synthetic jacket (such as a fleece) may release up to 2.7 grams of microfibers with each washing (that’s up to 250,000 microfibers)
  • On average, such a garment releases 1.7 grams of microfibers, although older jackets release fibers at twice the rate
  • Marine life that consumes the microfibers may experience physical blockages, chemical poisoning or may feel artificially full, causing them to eat less and ultimately starve

By Dr. Mercola

Microbeads, those tiny plastic pellets found in body washes, facial scrubs, toothpaste and other toiletries and even pharmaceuticals, go down your drain, through the filters at most wastewater treatment plants and out into the environment.


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