THIS IS A Bummer. I guess Yoga Pants and other super comfy clothes are now being blamed for the rise in ocean pollution and contaminated seafood because of all the microfibers that are washing out to sea.
- Clothes made from nylon, polyester and other synthetic materials shed microscopic plastic fibers every time they're washed
- These microfibers are flushed into the sea and can end up in the stomachs of marine animals, including seafood, like oysters
- Researchers are gathering data on the prevalence of microfibers
- According to one study, 89% of samples gathered in Florida included at least one piece of plastic. Microfibers made up 82% of plastics found