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Great Lakes filling with Plastic due to body wash
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June 28, 2013 - 2:33 pm
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Microbeads in body washes are filling the Great Lakes with plastic

Nothing says "good morning" like a nice healthy scrub with an exfoliant-loaded loofa, however the plastic microbeads found in body washes are accumulating in the Great Lakes and could potentially destroy their ecosystem. Being less than a millimeter in diameter, the microbeads are passing through the filters in water treatment plants and are draining into the Great Lakes, where they are being consumed by fish, turtles and seagulls. The beads then deprive the animals of nutrients or can get lodged and block their digestive systems. So it looks like we have to add microbeads to our "Do Not Buy" list. Hopefully apricot scrub is still OK.

Read More: http://www.scientificamerican.com/artic ... reat-lakes

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how completely messed up...just toss more sht on the pollution pile..it's adding up..Wall-E

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