It can depend on a wide range of factors, such as features of the microfibers (size, abundance), or chemical substances these absorbed as well as the physiology and ecology (size, feeding, whether they excrete or accumulate, etc.) of marine organisms." Clothes Are Polluting the Food Supply Manufacturing modifications and innovations are approved for market release without analysis of their impact on the environment, including human health.
"We're working on a solution that takes old garments, chemically deconstructs them and turns them into a new fiber that feels and looks like cotton, but with zero water impact," he said.
Through dermal absorption, dangerous chemicals and toxins you encounter every day can enter your body and bloodstream, without you even knowing it. In fact, studies suggest that more chlorine enters the body through dermal absorption and inhalation while showering than through drinking tap water.
In a telling conversation with Procter and Gamble,5 manufacturer of a long list of cleaning and personal care items, including Crest toothpaste, Dawn dish soap, Pampers diapers, Tide laundry detergent and Pantene shampoo, the representative claimed they didn’t add a carcinogenic chemical to their products, it was just “there.”6 Here’s a transcript of the conversation Whelan had: