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Wearing Polyester Clothes May Shed More Microplastics Than Washing Them

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Laundering synthetic garments made from polyester can cause them to release hundreds of thousands of microplastics per wash cycle. A new first-of-its-kind study shows that simply wearing them, however, can slough off even more over time. While a gram of polyester fabric might discharge up to 4,000 tiny fibers during a single conventional wash cycle,…

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