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Plastic Micro Beads in Products Harmful to Environment

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Certain products in the beauty aisle are now being targeted for their potentially harmful environmental impact. ABC News reports they're in more than 100 personal care products, alphy hydroxy and exfoliating beads. Certain brands of facial scrub, soap and toothpaste contain tiny plastic beads meant to exfoliate skin or act as an abrasive. Those little particles end up in the Great Lakes or Pacific Ocean where the attorney general here says they attract toxins and can end up in what people eat. Lawmakers are proposing what would be the nation's first ban on plastic micro beads in beauty products. Proctor and Gamble, Unilever and Colgate Palmolive have voluntarily agreed to phase them out.


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