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    Dirty secret behind washing machines

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    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.