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Micro Beads Study: Body Wash Ingredient Harms Wildlife
- 07/18/2013 12:35 PM EDT Sci/Tech
A study, written up in Scientific American, highlights the environmental hazards of "micro beads." They're a common ingredient in exfoliating scrubs and body washes, but at just a millimeter in diameter, also too small to be filtered by water treatment plants... and so they're ending up in our waterways, where they may be harming wildlife.