Not enough can be said about the ingredients in the foods, cosmetics and products we use on a daily basis. We place blind trust in the corporations. We trusted them to test products on short, long term and environmental and physical impacts for human use and consumption. We are missing the fact they are out to make money, and that cutting corners increases profit. Lets make sure they raise their standards, it’s our vote as a consumer.
This site http://beatthemicrobead.org, address’s the micro plastic beads found in common cosmetic products designed to “exfoliate” skin and keep it clean. Harmless it seems, but incredibly deadly, not only for our aquatic life forms but potentially ourselves.
Just visit the site and spend 5 min reading the facts. Here are some of the basics it covers:
• Microbead plastics are NOT being filtered by our water treatment system before re-entering our water system. Because they are not heavy enough to sink and not light enough to skim off the top. Our treatment plants are not designed (yet) to remove these particles.
• They end up in our fish.. if they don’t die of the pollution causes, they will end up in the fish we eat therefore in your belly!
Do your job as a consumer and buy products without this contaminant. Be a smart consumer.
HOW TO AVOID THESES PRODUCTS: READ THE LABEL
The microbeads used in personal care products are mainly made of polyethylene (PE), but can be also be made of polypropylene (PP), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) and nylon.