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Association offers help sourcing PPE for water workers

PPE, textiles, water treatment

The head of the UK’s professional clothing trade association has assured the water industry it will do all it can to direct businesses to suppliers who are familiar with the sourcing and production of essential protective clothing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Yvette Ashby, chief executive of the Professional Clothing Industry …

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

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 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)

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 July 2, 2018 — Editor’s note: This report is part two of a three-part series on the emerging threat of microfibre pollution. In …