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'Microplastics in cosmetics damaging marine life'

Cosmetic face scrubs may smooth people's skin but research shows they are also damaging Welsh marine life.

Scientists say beauty products containing plastic microbeads pollute water supplies, harm sea creatures and leave tiny particles in human food.

The beads are added to hundreds of skin care products to help remove dead skin cells.

Concerns have now been raised that microplastics are entering human food via cosmetic pollution in Welsh waters.

Abigail Neal reports.

  • 13 Mar 2015
  • From the section Wales
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