Could help explain all those unexplained fish and ocean mammal die-offs…

“Every time a garment made from polyester or other synthetic fabric goes through the wash, it sheds tiny plastic fibers. Thousands of them. It turns out that these fibers end up fouling coastal environments throughout the globe, a global research team finds…What really makes microplastics potentially dangerous is the contaminants they ferry…’In the ocean, plastics act like a sponge.’…absorbing and concentrating fat-soluble pollutants…including DDT, polychlorinated biphenyls and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons…”

Read about it at http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/334341/title/Synthetic_lint_ends_up_in_oceans

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