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Purdue Alumni Create “SoyFoliate” Microbead Alternative to Plastic Used in Body Care Products

Over the last several years, much more attention has been given to determining the ill effects that microplastics (microbeads) are having on human health and the environment. Concerns have been raised in everything from toothpaste to beer to the wider ecosystem where it was found to threaten juvenile fish that were becoming addicted to them.  There are many types of microplastics that are believed to be causing wide-scale pollution, but one area that is spurring government action against them are microbeads which occur in an array of personal care products like face scrubs, sunscreens, soaps and general cosmetics.  Read more..



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