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Your facewash, scrub may have tiny plastic bits: Study

Source: HTDS, New Delhi, May 01, 2018
 A new study has found that several personal care products sold in Delhi and across India contain tiny pieces of plastics, known as 'microplastics' and 'microbeads' that enter the food chain can even come back into the human system through fish.
The study done by a Delhibased NGO, Toxics Link, says that these microplastics - found in bodywash, scrub or facewash - can also contribute to the dwindling population of fish in the rivers and lakes.
The research states that 'microplastics' and 'microbeads' are added to personal care products for a number of reasons, such as to make the product more abrasive or for decoration.


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