Disturbingly little known about microbeads, plastics in the Great Lakes

24 marzo 2015

A National Democratic Party Member of Parliament is calling on the Canadian government to list microbeads, tiny plastic flakes used in cosmetics, as a potential toxic substance. Health Canada claims the beads are safe for use as an additive, but this MP says they pose a danger to the aquatic environment. Researchers are warning that microbeads and plastic debris of all sizes could be a bigger environmental problem for the Great Lakes than previously thought.
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