We breathe in up to 130 bits of plastic a day

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We breathe in up to 130 bits of plastic a day

Plastic pollution has become so widespread that we may be inhaling up to 130 tiny pieces a day.

Fibres from fleece and polyester clothing and particles from urban dust and car tyres are the biggest sources of so-called microplastics in the air.

The tiny specks are lighter than air and could cause asthma, heart disease and auto-immune conditions, according to research, that reveals washing a single polyester garment can produce 1,900 plastic fibres.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5161699/We-breathe-130-bits-plastic-day.html#ixzz513OrrZ2f

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