|Prof. Sherri Mason looks for microbeads in water sample from Lake Michigan. Legislation to phase out products containing the beads is pending in New York and Illinois (Cheryl Corley).|
|Erie microbeads (Carolyn Box/AP/5gyres.org)|
- Do antibacterial cleansers work better than soap?
- My No-Soap, No-Shampoo, [Probiotic]-Rich Experiment...
- An Epidemic of Absence: Understanding Allergies
|Trillions of plastic microbeads from human products such as toothpaste are filling up the Great Lakes and oceans with negative consequences for marine life and ultimately humans.|