Ban Microbeads Now

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Dear Minister McKenna:

There is no need to give pollution a chance to overwhelm our water and enter our food chain. Plastic microbeads are considered a toxin by your own scientists, and there is no need for them to be in personal care products like face cream and toothpaste. If an abrasive, non-toxic substance is desired by manufacturers and consumers, use sand.

End the consultation period now, and proceed with the ban immediately. During health studies of new drugs, if they are found by science to cause obvious harm or benefit, the testing may end early. This is no different. Microbeads should not have been approved in the first place (if they ever were approved). They remain on the shelves of Real Canadian Superstore today, and it’s a disgrace they haven’t been recalled.

John Klein


2 responses to “Ban Microbeads Now

  1. Hello,

    Thank you for your comments on the Consultation Document. If you are interested in receiving updates on the proposed Regulations for Microbeads Used to Exfoliate of Cleanse, please let us know and we will add you to our distribution list.


    Products Division
    Environment and Climate Change Canada
    351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard, 9th Floor
    Gatineau, QC K1A 0H3
    Phone number: 819-938-4483 / 1-888-391-3426 (information)
    Fax number: 819-938-4480
    Email address: ec[ dot]

    Yes please let me know why it’s taking so long to remove a known toxic product from our grocery store shelves.


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