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Editor’s pickAs synthetic microfibres infiltrate food, water and air, how can we prevent future release?(Part 3)

20-08-2018
Synthetic microfibres, food, water, air, studies, pollution, washing machines, textiles

Scientists and manufacturers are looking for ways to keep synthetic microfibres from getting into the environment in the first place   Written by Mary Catherine O’ Connor, first published on Ensia.com Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a three-part series on the emerging threat of microfibre pollution. In part …

Editor’s pickHumans, fish and other animals are consuming microfibres in our food and water (Part 2)

17-08-2018
microfibres, environmental ills, microplastics, filters, wastewater treatment, textiles, lung inflammation

As tiny fibres shed from synthetic textiles invade our bodies, researchers scramble to identify potential threats.   Written by Mary Catherine O' Connor, the article is first published on Ensia.com. July 2, 2018 — Editor’s note: This report is part two of a three-part series on the emerging threat of microfibre pollution. In …