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Verify: Do scientists want to ban glitter?

Verify: Do scientists want to ban glitter?

On top of it all, scientists are saying it's risky for the environment.

Scientists are interested in suggesting a ban on glitter, because it has a bad impact on the environment, according to reports.

While that is indeed a scientist calling for glitter to be banned, there are not now any large legal or governmental pushes to make it a reality, nor could KVUE find any large consensus of scientists or scientific body pushing for similar bans.

Microplastics, such as most glitter, are fragments of plastic less than 5 mm (about.04 in.) in length.

"I was quite concerned when somebody bought my daughters some shower gel that had glitter particles in it", said Richard Thompson, a professor at Plymouth University who led a study examining how plastics affected marine environments. The UK next year will implement a ban on microbeads - a type of microplastic found in face washes, body scrubs and other products.

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"That stuff is going to escape down the plughole and potentially enter the environment", he said.

A Co-director at the Political Ecology Research Centre of Massey University and a co-founder of the New Zealand Product Stewardship Council (NZPSC), Dr. Trisia Farrelly said on 16th November in a statement that, "When people think about glitter they think of party and dress-up glitter". If they get into the environment, microplastics can cause pollution, bring chemicals into the water, and even pose harm to marine life if ingested.

Craft glitter is not the only microplastic making the news lately.

The U.S. now has a ban on microbeads in bathing products, but no such restrictions exist for glitter.


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