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Microbeads mighty harmful to the environment: do you need a natural skincare solution?

September 13, 2016 by Lidia

Do you use exfoliating scrubs and moisturisers as part of your daily routine? Have you ever thought of where those little microbeads end up from your exfoliating facial wash or shower gel? As the recent media coverage has shown, the consequences of using these skincare products are more damaging than you think.

In fact, research shows that every time you use a skincare product filled with microbeads, some 94,500 beads are washed out into the ocean and littered onto our beaches, as they are too small to be filtered out by the sewage systems. Not only this, they are one of the most serious causes of marine pollution, which means they can travel up the food chain and onto the fresh plate of seafood that we order. The health consequences of consuming these toxic beads are still largely unknown, however, countries such as America have placed a ban on products that contain microbeads. The UK has already expressed its concern over these plastic exfoliators, being deemed: “A poison that is worse than any oil spill. ”

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We have seen the harrowing news stories of dolphins being washed up and coral reefs enduring damage due to oil spills in America, and horrifically, these tiny microbeads can have a much bigger impact on wildlife in the long run. The effects of this could ripple through the food chain as wildlife will struggle, with creatures at the lowest end of the food chain like worms and mussels using too much energy to consume the indigestible beads.  This has a huge knock-on effect on marine life including dolphins, whales, turtles and even extends to humans, as each plate of mussels served to us, for example, is estimated to contain an average of 20 to 50 microbeads.

Daily Mail story on microbeads

Daily Mail story on microbeads

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