Plastics, including microbeads from beauty products, might pose new threat to Great Lakes
Published: September 16, 2013 - 10:04 PM
| Updated: September 17, 2013 - 08:31 AM
By Bob Downing
Beacon Journal staff writer
Samples of microplastics found floating in Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes in 2012-2013 by researchers. Scrubbing beads added to personal-care products were among the most-numerous items found in the water. It is unclear how great a risk such plastics might be.
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