Tuesday, November 4, 2014


It is another good initiative by New York Senator Gillibrand who has joined the group that is seeking complete nationwide ban on use of plastic microbeads in skin care products.  The microbeads are tiny plastic particles which form part of the ingredients of skincare products like facial scrub, body wash, etc. These are non-biodegradable and the resulting pollution they case poses risk to public health and environment.

Senator Gillibrand added that microbeads have already caused significant ecological damage, and they will continue to do so until they are removed from the skincare products. Citing recent studies, she elaborated that experts had discovered thousands of plastic particles per sq kilometer at Lake Erie and up to 1.1 million particles in Lake Ontario. States like Illinois and California are in the process of banning use of plastic microbeads by cosmetics industry.

We feel that many other chemical-based skin care products also pose risks to the health.  The safest way, therefore, would be to promote use of natural organic skin care products which provide right kind of nutrients to the skin and are most eco-friendly.


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