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Dirty secret behind washing machines
Study says water in washing machines contains microplastics that release harmful chemicals and enter food chain.
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2012 08:25



A recent study has revealed surprising results about the source of microplastic pollutants in the world's oceans.

The study indicates that water in washing machines contain around 2,000 microparticles of plastics.

But, these microplastics are thought to release chemicals and to join the food chain when it enters the bloodstream and then the body of marine life - which may then find its way into dinner plates.

Al Jazeera's Tarek Bazely reports from Doha.

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