You're Consuming 100+ Plastic Particles At Every Meal & This Is The Reason Why!
You, your family, and your friends all eat plastic every day without realizing it! A microfiber is a synthetic fiber which is thinner than one strand of silk. Synthetic clothing made of microfibers can release materials in the washing machine, and these microplastics travel to local wastewater treatment plants, contributing to plastic pollution in water. One wash cycle releases more than 700,000 plastic fibers into the environment. They suck up other pollutants around them and end up in the bellies of fish and eventually make their way back to your dinner plate! Seafood eaters unknowingly consume more than 10,000 plastic fibers per year!
Go ahead and check your clothes – perhaps they're made from a synthetic fiber. These are all made from plastic:
Plastic fibers can be found in these common food items:
- bottled water
And these are just some of the serious medical conditions brought on by microplastics:
- skin conditions
- internal disorders
- hormone abnormalities
Thankfully we still have a chance to improve the situation. All you have to do is:
- avoid clothes made from synthetic fibers
- avoid "fast fashion" items
- choose durable, high-quality clothes
- use a front-loading washing machine
- reduce how often you wash clothes
- use less laundry detergent and fabric softener
You can also make a difference by sharing this video & educating people about plastic microfibers!