We have repeatedly talked to you about microplastics, which are nothing more than plastic microgranules contained in some toothpastes, scrubs, soaps, detergents and products for personal hygiene and house cleaning.
We have repeatedly told you about microplastics, which are none other than i microgranules in plastic material contained in some toothpastes, scrubs, soaps, detergents and products for personal hygiene and house cleaning.
These microgranules stand causing serious damage to the environment and animals and I am also potentially dangerous to health. Experts are trying to understand more and more the damage caused by microgranules, and environmental groups are fighting for companies to stop using microplastics in their products.
Not to mention that we ourselves can stop buying them or at least limit their use, since their use can have negative consequences for both the environment and health.
The damage that microgranules cause to the environment unfortunately affects our health and unfortunately there are also negative consequences that manifest themselves directly on us with the use of scrubs and toothpastes that contain microplastics.
Microgranules in toothpastes
Have you ever used a toothpaste with microgranules? There are several products of this type on the market. But in the opinion of dentists Use toothpastes with microgranules should not be used since the microgranules over time can lead to trapping bacteria in the gums and causing infections, so much so that dentists during visits find microgranules in the gums of patients. Furthermore, according to US dentists, microgranules are not really used for cleaning teeth but are inserted into products only to enhance their aesthetic qualities as in the case of cosmetics. Toothpastes with micro granules when they become too abrasive according to dentists can damage the teeth and gums.
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Microgranules in cosmetics
Multinationals are hiding the truth from us about the polluting microgranules present in cosmetics. In the UK, the major companies in the sector have been accused of hiding from consumers the truth about microplastics as they refused to appear in Parliament to officially answer questions about the impact of their cosmetic products on the ecosystems of the seas and oceans.
In short, the usual multinationals continue to produce cosmetics without taking too much account of the impact of products on the environment and on health. Some companies have found alternatives to plastic microgranules while others have set dates by which to ban them. In the meantime, we can very well do without buying certain products if we want to help reduce pollution.
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There are other issues related to microgranules in cosmetics. In fact, these plastic microspheres are not only pollutants but they can damage the skin and eyes because they make face products too abrasive in the opinion of experts. Companies recommend avoiding the use of scrubs and products with microgranules in the eye area but it may happen that using a facial cleanser with microgranules some particles can end up in the eyes, with the risk of damaging the cornea, which is the most sensitive part. of our body. Body and face scrubs can cause redness, abrasions, and skin irritation.
Microgranules pollute seas and oceans
We know that plastic is the waste that most threatens our planet's oceans. Microplastics are an even greater threat because they are very small, almost invisible, and because of their tiny size they are not captured by wastewater purifiers.
This problem affects seas and oceans with serious consequences for ecosystems since plastic should definitely not be present in these environments.
Keep in mind that the microplastic content of cosmetic products sometimes exceeds the weight of the plastic of the entire tube or bottle in which they are sold and that for this reason legislative proposals have been created to eliminate plastic microgranules from industrial products and save the oceans.
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The microgranules kill the fish and end up in the food chain
The microgranules that reach seas and oceans they end up being ingested by fish to kill them and risk becoming part of the food chain. Some research has found the microgranules in both fish and crustaceans as well as in sea salt for sale in the supermarket. Due to the pollution to which we ourselves are unfortunately contributing, we risk ingesting plastic microparticles without even realizing it.
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Just these days Greenpeace has launched a new complaint on the increase in the presence of microplastics in the oceans and on the fact that it is now all too easy to identify microgranules in fish and seafood.
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Once they arrive at the sea, microplastics can both absorb and release toxic substances and it is proven that they are ingested by numerous organisms: fish, crustaceans, molluscs.
Now the world should act on two fronts: the request addressed to companies by Greenpeace and not only speaks of a real ban on microplastics, while consumers can avoid buying products that contain real plastic microgranules and give the go to a boycott to save the planet.
Sign here petition to ban microplastics and save the oceans.