‘plastic Micro Beads’ To Be Removed From Soap

You may be using exfoliating soap or body wash that contains small plastic particles.

“It remains to be seen whether they produce harmful effects in their own right,” he said. Research ship finds the world’s oceans are ‘plasticized’ An issue of more immediate concern is the particles’ ability to absorb contaminant chemicals in the water, he said. Small plastic particles have a large surface area compared to their volume, offering ample opportunities for chemicals to latch onto their surfaces. The absorption of chemicals by these microplastic beads may be of concern to marine life, which could ingest them, Thompson said.
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Yorkhill kids get Beads of Courage

Catriona Stewart

WashingtonFreeBeacon via YouTube Psaki is setting trends for younger women in the political spotlight, stylist Phillip Bloch. She is currently traveling with Kerry in the Middle East – where perhaps she’ll nab a souvenir to display at her next podium appearance. Psaki seems to be taking a page from the stylish ex-State Department staffer, and longtime Hillary Clinton aide, Huma Abedin – who also broke with the Beltway mold by adding eye-popping necklaces to her outfits. Psaki started working for the Obama administration’s press team in 2008 and then took the helm at the Department of State press office in 2013. PAUL J.
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Beadsman sets up weekend shop at Dhandeeshwaram

It helps to decrease illness-related distress, increases the use of positive coping strategies, helps children find meaning in illness and restores a sense of self in children coping with serious illness. The charity Be Child Cancer Aware sponsors the Beads of Courage programme in the UK. They organised training for Yorkhill Hospital staff and co-ordinated the delivery of beads. The programme has been funded by Schiehallion unit funds, which come from cash raised by families. Gemma Cunningham’s seven-year-old son Jack has been having treatment for ALL since his diagnosis in March 2011.
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State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki makes a splash with stylish necklaces

The beads come in various colours, including turquoise blue, jade, white, black and saffron. When asked to give beads of a particular shade of deep purple, he states that his had gone to Delhi to procure beads and they would likely return with beads of that colour in another 15 days. Rajendran says the items he sells are the result of the labour of around 25 households. These families source the beads from Delhi and Andhra Rajendran, always seen wearing a black cap and sporting a typical gypsy hairdo, has his stall up around 2 p.m. every day <a check this out href=’http://dollarbead.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=11191&#8242; rel=’nofollow’>online bead stores Saturday and Sunday and packs up for the day around 10 p.m.
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