Microbeads: The Case To Ban Its Use In Consumer Products

Microbeads have been a staple in many cosmetics for quite some time now, and research consistently supports the case for banning, or minimizing their use in consumer products. This is due to the growing concern of increasing microbeads deposition in our receiving waters as cosmetics are flushed down the drains daily. Microbeads have been associated with adverse environmental effects especially  to aquatic life. Furthermore, these microbeads depositions are introduced into the food chain through fish consumption, and as a result, increased potential for human ingestion and adverse health effects; both chronic and long-term.

A new study conducted by a research team based out of Oregon State University suggests that the only way of tackling the current environmental problems caused by microbeads is a total ban. Read more

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