Clothing's Plastic Fibers Surprising Ocean & Beach Distribution

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 14 June 2019




Beach of Tarragona
Southeastern Edge of Spain
Beach of Tarragona, Universitat Rovira i Virgili.
The researchers are analysing samples of sea water, marine sediment and sand from Tarragona beaches. Universitat Rovira i Virgili.


Plastic is Everywhere & In Everything

57% of the Plastic Waste on the Tarragona Coast is Clothing Fibers from Washing Machines,
Universi,tat Rovira i Virgili, June 10, 2019.


Unexpected in Remote Areas
Plastic Poisoning Source
"...that up to 57% of all the plastics analysed from sea water are microscopic fibres from clothes, which flow into the treatment plants and which are only partially removed before the water is finally discharged into the sea."

Types of Clothing Fibers
"...analysing the sediments and the sand from the beaches revealed the existence of microscopic plastics belonging to three main groups: polypropylene (42%), polystyrene (37%) and polyethylene (16%). All these plastics are the waste products of everyday things such as bags, wrappings, containers and recipients of all sorts."

"...pieces of plastic are referred to as microplastics when they are just a few millimetres in size (up to 5) and as nanoplastics when they are smaller than one millimetre."


Bottom LIne

Disrupted Development
Plastics, and their wide variety of characteristics, are created with mixes of chemical agents, many of which are chemical cousins of the female hormone estrogen, such as BPA. Because of this, these estrogen compounds have been released in vast quantities by the erosion of plastic pollution in every aspect of nature.

It's Different Now
The trajectory of all of life's development, and your life as well, have been affected by this universal distribution of endocrine disruptors everywhere in our environment. It has effected your development, your kid's development, and the development of everyone, and about every living animal dependent on hormone-guided development, around you.

Life is different now, after what we've done with, and to it.


Changing the Trajectory of Life Itself

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Start 'em off Young!
Baby socks found to contain traces of bisphenol A and parabens,
University of Granada, June 14, 2019.


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" a port city located in northeast Spain on the Costa Daurada by the Mediterranean Sea. Founded before the 5th century BC, it is the capital of the Province of Tarragona, and part of Tarragonès and Catalonia. Geographically, it is bordered on the north by the Province of Barcelona and the Province of Lleida. The city has a population of 201,199 (2014)."




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