Microfibers have been found in Lowcountry oysters, tiny bits of synthetic fibers from clothing.

The finding is the latest among a host of “emerging contaminants” discovered in the sea creatures here, one more sign that the “clean” waters of the Lowcountry are not nearly so clean as they seem.

Nobody knows yet what effect the wastes have on water quality, animal or human health, but troubling studies of that also are starting to emerge.

Read more in upcoming editions of The Post and Courier.