Freshwater and airborne textile fibre populations are dominated by 'natural', not microplastic, fibres.

  title={Freshwater and airborne textile fibre populations are dominated by 'natural', not microplastic, fibres.},
  author={Thomas Stanton and Matthew F. Johnson and Paul Nathanail and William Macnaughtan and Rachel L. Gomes},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},

Fragmented fibre (including microplastic) pollution from textiles

Abstract The threat of microplastic (MP) pollution to our ecosystem is well established. The presence of natural, regenerated, and synthetic fragmented fibres (FF) and their abundance in terrestrial

Fibers spreading worldwide: Microplastics and other anthropogenic litter in an Arctic freshwater lake.

Microplastics and anthropogenic fibre concentrations in lakes reflect surrounding land use

Microparticle concentrations in European lakes quadrupled as both estimated mismanaged waste inputs and wastewater treatment loads increased in catchments, and concentrations decreased by 2 and 5 times over the range of surrounding forest cover and potential in-lake biodegradation, respectively.

Are We Underestimating Anthropogenic Microfiber Pollution? A Critical Review of Occurrence, Methods, and Reporting

It is reported that natural and semi-synthetic microfibers are abundant, that some environmental compartments are relatively understudied in the microfiber literature, and which methods are suitable to enumerate and characterize the full suite of anthropogenic microfibrers are reported.

Microplastic pollution in water and sediment in a textile industrial area.




A first overview of textile fibers, including microplastics, in indoor and outdoor environments.

Characterisation of textile wastewaters ‐ a review

Abstract The characteristics of wastewater from textile processing operations are comprehensively reviewed. The categorisation of wastewaters proceeds through a consideration of the nature of the

Synthetic fibers in atmospheric fallout: A source of microplastics in the environment?

Identification of natural textile fibres

Various techniques used to distinguish among natural textile fibres through their physical and chemical structure; various properties and microscopic appearance are discussed.

Characteristic of microplastics in the atmospheric fallout from Dongguan city, China: preliminary research and first evidence

Dust emission and deposition between atmosphere, land surface, and aquatic environment were associated with the transportation of microplastics, and adhering particles, grooves, pits, fractures, and flakes were the common patterns of degradation.

The population of coloured fibres in human head hair.

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