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Published on Wednesday, 11 June 2014

State ban on microbeads raises new concerns

Written by Stacey Dove

Polyethylene based microspherules in toothpasteCHICAGO – As Illinois becomes the first US state to ban plastic microbeads – the tiny bits of plastic found in consumer products like soap and skin exfoliants – new scientific research shows that microscopic polyester textile fibres are now also showing up in the aquatic food chain.


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