Blue jeans linked to water pollution from Great Lakes to Arctic, study suggests

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The study’s findings, published in Environmental Science and Technology Letters on Wednesday, suggest that between 12 to 23 per cent of microfibres in the sediments sampled could be identified as indigo denim

This translation has been automatically generated and has not been verified for accuracy.A new study suggests that washing your jeans could be contributing to the pollution of Canada’s waters.

Their findings, published in Environmental Science and Technology Letters on Wednesday, suggest that between 12 to 23 per cent of microfibres in the sediments sampled could be identified as indigo denim.Co-author Sam Athey, a doctoral candidate in U of T’s department of earth sciences, says further investigation is needed to understand the impacts of denim-linked microfibres on marine wildlife.

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