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Apr 4, 2018 @ 14:55

Microfibers are the emerging threats to the ocean and our health

Aside from the amount of non-biodegradable wastes pouring into the oceans, there is a new threat that is threatening marine life and habitat. Worse, it is also a silent threat to our own health.

A new video from ATTN: illustrates how microfibers from our clothes like fleece, nylon, polyester and spandex which are all made from plastic generate waste that go to the oceans.

Every time these clothes go to the washer, microfibers are washed down the drain and flow to the bodies of water.

They are oftentimes consumed by fish, which when consumed by humans in accumulated quantities could also cause health problems.

On average, studies indicate that seafood eaters consume at least 11,000 of these microfibers in a year without noticing. That’s a scary thought. (ANGEL ONG)



 

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