Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Beauty and the...Consequences...

This pops up in the news now and again - but it never hurts to...lather, rinse & repeat, eh?

Those minuscule particles in exfoliating facial soaps are - guess what - plastic, more often than not. Think of them as miniature nurdles. Too small to be mistaken for food by (visible-to-the-naked-eye) fish, but sucked-up inadvertently as by-catch when those ocean-dwellers eat other ocean-dwellers, taking these "microplastics" from your sink right into the food chain. Yum.

Yes, there are soaps that use alternatives like salt, pumice and even ground-up seed pits to give you that same, satisfying grinding effect!

Read the Slate.COM article here.