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How Clothes Are Polluting the Food Supply

clothing microfiber pollution

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  • The clothes we wear and wash on a daily basis contribute to environmental pollution. Microfibers in particular pose a serious threat to marine life, and migrate into fields and onto our plates
  • Synthetic microfibers make up 85 percent of shoreline debris worldwide, and have been found in both table salt and fish sold for human consumption
  • These microscopic plastic fibers soak up toxins like a sponge, concentrating PCBs, pesticides and oil in ever higher amounts as you move up the food chain

By Dr. Mercola

Every day, each and every one of us contribute to the ongoing destruction of the environment simply by participating in modern society.


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