ecently, we've been hearing a lot about just how bad the tiny beads found in bath products are for both the environment and our own health. Obama signed a bill banning microbeads in January 2016 after it was discovered that billions of these little devils were ending up in our water supply.
But did you know that something else "micro" is also doing some major damage? Keep reading to find out about how very the clothes on your back could be putting your health at risk.
Do you own any clothing that contains fleece, nylon, spandex or polyester? If you shop at Forever 21, H&M, Zara, Target, or any other fast fashion chains, you definitely do.
And if so, you could be doing a lot of damage to yourself and the world around you.
These types of fabrics are known as "synthetics" and are created from plastic.
Tiny microfibers from synthetic clothing are released every time you do a load of laundry.
The fibers are then washed down the drain, wreaking havoc on ecosystems and our water supply.
Scientists have seen a huge rise in microfiber levels recently.
Levels are so high that they are actually poisoning the ocean.
These dangerous fibers have also been popping up in honey, salt, and beer.
Are you a seafood eater?
If so, you’re likely to consume 11,000 of these tiny fibers every year.