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June 18, 2014

In odd twist, industry agrees to ban 'microbeads'

AP Science News - Fetched: June 18th, 2014, 2:00pm EDT
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- Environmentalists in Illinois expected a battle royal over their call for a statewide ban on "microbeads" - tiny bits of plastic used in personal care products such as facial scrubs and toothpaste that are flowing by the billions into the Great Lakes and other waterways. Discovered only recently, scientists say they're showing up inside fish that are caught for human consumption....

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