Dryers: The Laundry Link To Microfiber Pollution | Episode 27

With Professor Kenneth Leung, City University of Hong Kong,

A new, eye opening study is sharing a dirty little secret about the necessary chore of laundry, revealing a never-ending cycle of microfiber pollution. “Dryers are one of the main sources of microfiber pollution in the atmosphere,” says Professor Kenneth Leung, lead author of a study published in the journal, Environmental Science & Technology Letters. Leung describes the findings as “essential” for managing microfiber emissions, which are known to harm human health and the environment.

Listen in to this first episode of a new season of The Big Blue Marble Podcast. Together we will explore fibrous pollution coming from your dryer and how you can help prevent it.

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