Plastic microbeads pile up into problems for the Great Lakes

Aired: 7/30/2014 | 0:06:11 | Clip
Scientists are investigating a surprising new pollutant in the country’s waterways: the tiny plastic beads found in common cosmetic products. Illinois has become the first state to ban these synthetic microbeads. Brandis Friedman of WTTW Chicago reports on the potential hazards.

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