July 11, 2019
Another reason to check the labels on your beauty products
Plastic microbeads (listed as polyethylene and polypropylene in the ingredients) are found in many popular face soaps, body washes, and toothpastes. They are sometimes included in lip gloss, nail polish, and “age-defying” makeup. Yet another reason to check the labels on your beauty products. Most wastewater treatment doesn’t filter out microbeads, and they get discharged into waterways. As a result, microplastic particles are found in bays, gulfs, seas, and inland waters.