The story of microfibers
PHOTOS: Water treatment facility by “eutrophication&hypoxia” via Flick |Yoga pants by Eli Christman via Flickr | Freshwater flea by Per Harald Olsen/NTNU via Flickr Creative Commons | Pile of plastic by Chesapeake Bay Program via Flickr Creative Commons | Oyesters by Denise Chan via Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0 | Fibers from Patagonia jacket by Shreya Sonar, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UCSB | Other photos by: Mary Anderson or Pixabay
Voice: Dr. Carmen Keist
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SOURCES: Patagonia, Uptake and effects of microplastic textile fibers on freshwater crustacean Daphnia magna, Anthropogenic debris in seafood: Plastic debris and fibers from textiles in fish and bivalves sold for human consumption, Textiles by Sara J. Kadolph
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