Scientists say these bits & pieces of pollution carry toxic chemicals that are being eaten by fish and moving up the food chain.Congress has moved to ban some of these plastics, called microbeads, which are used in many health and beauty products. But will the ban only tackle part of the problem? Could other, even smaller pieces of plastic, in greater numbers, be threatening the Lake’s ecosystem?
Microbeads, a common ingredient in everything from shampoo to toothpaste, have been draining into our water supply and polluting our environment for years. With a ban on this product in the works we look at our water and just how clean it really is.