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Microplastics: Avoid polyester fabrics to help prevent ocean pollution

Microplastics: Avoid polyester fabrics to help prevent ocean pollution

By Sarah (Steve) Mosko
Special to the Voice

If you have already switched to an eco-friendly laundry detergent, as many people do to contribute less to water pollution, you might be surprised to learn that the pollution you generate on wash day has as much to do with the kind of fabrics your clothes, bedding and towels are made of as the detergent you wash them in.

Recent studies have revealed that a single garment made of polyester can shed innumerable tiny fibers into the wash water, and those fibers are finding their

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