Reducing Air Pollution by Changing the Way We Dry Our Laundry

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  • Researchers from Northumbria University have found that tumble drying laundry can release almost the same amount of harmful microfibres as those released during the washing cycle.
  • The use of fabric conditioners and tumble dryers could reduce these microfibres.
  • They also found that lint filters with smaller pores would trap larger masses and reduce the amount of microfibres released into the air.

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