New York's AG calls on state legislature to ban microbeads

February 20, 2015 3:23 PM

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New York's AG calls on state legislature to ban microbeads

If you've ever been swimming in Lake Erie, it's not likely you noticed any microbeads. They're tiny. But they're there, collecting in the millions, and New York's attorney general isn't happy about it.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is currently recruiting state legislators to draft a bill banning the small plastic balls. Research has shown they accumulate in bodies of fresh water. The small size of the exfoliants allow them to bypass water treatment plants, and environmentalists contend they ...

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