President Obama recently signed a bill that bans microbeads – those tiny polyethylene particles added to beauty products to help exfoliate the skin — because they’re damaging to the environment and wildlife. The beads are so small they’re not being filtered from wastewater treatment facilities so they wind up clogging waterways and they’re also being ingested by fish and other animals, affecting them and possibly us, the humans that consume them. Though some companies have already started phasing them out of their products the bill stipulates it must be done by Jan. 1, 2018.
“I’ve always preached against microbeads,” says Dr. S. Manjula Jegasothy, board-certified dermatologist an
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