Scientists glitter can be a health hazard for wildlife once it ends up in waterways.
Science may come up with a brilliant solution — but in the meantime, it’s important to avoid microbeads.
Bad science can have dramatic consequences, so it’s important to weed it out.
Microbeads are slowly killing off oceanic wildlife — and that’s affecting us as well.
An important move for protecting wildlife and the environment.
Eight trillion microbeads are polluting the US waters every day. As the plastic beads are very small, they breach through the water filtration systems, affecting wildlife and ultimately, humans. The main culprit for this microbead invasion is the cosmetics industry, where the particles are used as exfoliating agents and in toothpastes.