Your Deep-Cleansing Face Wash With Microbeads Just Got Banned
President Obama signed legislation outlawing microbeads because they could pose a risk to marine life.By Katie Link | December 30, 2015
If you have a favorite face wash or toothpaste full of those tiny little microbeads, it's time to buy in bulk because pretty soon those products will be gone for good. (Video via WEWS)
The Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015 was signed into law by President Obama Monday. It forces manufacturers to ditch those tiny added plastic microbeads in the name of clean water.
Environmentalists estimate more than 800 trillion microbeads are washed down drains every day in the U.S. Some of those tiny beads turn up in aquatic habitats and absorb chemical pollutants which could have a toxic effect on marine life. Which, thanks to the food chain, could have a toxic effect on you.