ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Yoga pants may help while you’re clearing your mind, but a new study says they’re polluting our waters.
A key source of sea pollution may be as close as your yoga pants or fleece pullover.
A two-year study of microscopic plastics finds that microfibers are surfacing in waters from south Texas to the Florida Keys.
When the garments are laundered, tiny bits of plastic trickle into water supplies, making their way into sewer systems and ultimately into natural waterways.
Researchers say those plastics are ingested by fish, and they contain harmful chemicals, which could be ingested by people down the line.