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Study Investigates Link Between Clothes Dryers, Microplastic Pollution in Lake Tahoe

Laney Griffo, Tahoe Daily Tribune
July 23, 2020

After discovering microplastics last year in Lake Tahoe, Desert Research Institute and the League to Save Lake Tahoe are trying to find where they are coming from and solutions on how to prevent them.

DRI scientists, Monica Arienzo, Ph.D., assistant research professor of hydrology at DRI and Meghan Collins, M.S., DRI’s education program manager, created a lint catcher to install on dryer vents.

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