WATCH: Some Local Politicians Considering Possible Microbeads Ban in Monroe County
Scientists have been investigating a surprising pollutant in the country’s waterways - tiny plastic beads found in cosmetics and personal care items. They’re called “microbeads.” According to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, “microbeads are a threat to our environment, our wildlife, and our public health.” So, what exactly are those little beads? And why are they considered to be so dangerous that some states are actually banning the sale of microbeads in personal care products? On this edition of Need to Know - we get a deeper understanding of microbeads and studio guests discuss the local impact.