Exfoliating Microbeads Banned From Cleansing Products
Those little tiny ‘microbeads' that are used for cleansing your face or body have been outlawed. The tiny plastic beads are found in hundreds of products from face and body washes to toothpaste.
The reason they are being banned is because they are made of plastic and microbeads do not dissolve and may pose a threat to the environment. More than 8 trillion microbeads enter the country’s water system daily.
President Obama has signed a bill banning microbeads because not only are they hard to clean up because they are about the size of a pinhead, researchers say they are also posing a threat to aquatic life. Some marine life mistakes the small plastic beads for food.
President Obama signed a bill that prohibits selling and distributing products containing microbeads.