12:25 PM TUE MARCH 3, 2015
UM researcher says microplastics could threaten Great Lakes fish
By APRIL VAN BUREN
Take a look in your medicine cabinet or your shower and you?re likely to
find microbeads. Those are the small plastic spheres used as exfoliants
in products like face wash or toothpaste. The tiny beads have been big
news since scientists found them showing up in the Great Lakes several
years ago. Last week, Michigan became the latest state to introduce
legislation that would ban products containing microbeads.
Current State speaks with Melissa Duhaime, a researcher in the
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of
Michigan. She?s been researching the impact of microplastic pollution in
the Great Lakes.