Who knew about microbeads?

August 19, 2016

Not I. But when I checked our current tube of toothpaste, there they were.

This is a preliminary study so bear that in mind.

Microbeads could be turning the fish we eat toxic, study finds
Sashimi, please. Hold the plastic.

Scientists have found worrying evidence that fish are becoming toxic, as their environments are being polluted with billions of microbeads – the tiny plastic particles commonly found in face scrubs, body wash, and other cosmetics.

Several governments, including the US and Australia, are in the process of phasing microbeads out, but based on their findings, researchers are pushing for an immediate ban. […]

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