Microbeads in cosmetics polluting US lakes

Millions of tons of microbeads from cosmetic products are being washed into lakes, and entering the food chain.

    Scientists in the US have discovered an unusual contaminant polluting the Great Lakes of North America.

    Small plastic particles called micro beads which are primarily used in pharmaceutical products are making their way into the food chain.

    Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey reports from Lake Erie on why it has experts worried.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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