Microplastics: From clothes to our mouth
Whenever we wash an item of clothing in synthetic fibers*, are released microplastics.
*I'm textile fibers made by man who, to produce them, uses compounds existing in nature such as cellulose, the Petroleum, water, nitrogen and other elements in small doses. [Federchimica]
Where do they go?
The microplastics they manage to escape the filters of the washing machines, they arrive in the waste water, they end up directly in ours seas and can to come ingested from fish (that a lot often arrive on ours boards).
And here's how the microplastics they manage to get to ours with little body, Limpact clothing is having on release of microplastics is really important.
🐠According to research conducted by Sherri Mason, on the fish of the Great Lakes between the United States and Canada it is discovered that their bodies were loaded with microfibers synthetic.
💦In the Research you can read that in average a fabric loses 1.7 grams of microfibers with each wash and a good part ends up in our lakes, rivers, oceans ...
❓What can we do to reduce the release of microplastics from synthetic fiber clothing?
- Less washing of fiber garments synthetic (wash only when there is a real need).
- To buy less clothing possible with synthetic fibers.
- Prefer the purchase of clothing biological.
It must be said that in this moment it is a lot difficult, if not impossible, to find alternatives of organic purchase to some types clothing (such as swimsuits, leggings, bikinis, technical clothing ...).
Microplastics are great problem, and above all they are entering more and more into ours body.👇
💳According to one study conducted by researchers fromUniversity of Newcastle, in Australia, humans ingest on average 2000 bits of microplastic every week, quantifiable in about five grams per week, the equivalent of a credit card...
You can also find microplastics in placenta of some pregnant women!
In the scientific journal Environment International, a study has been published in which they have been analyzed the placentas of six healthy women, between 18 and 40, with normal pregnancies. The researchers identified 12 fragments of the placentas artificial material, particles between 5 and 10 microns (1 micron is ten thousand times smaller than 1 cm!).
L'impact of the Microplastics on the environment and on the planet really does fear, the only thing we can do in our own small way is to pay attention to small gestures.