Environment quiz

We find plastic in our toothpaste

Par Alix COURVOISIER, publié le dimanche 16 février 2020 18:58 - Mis à jour le mardi 10 mars 2020 21:44

True !
 

Situation :

Some of our toothpaste have plastic microbeads. the manufacturers add microbeads because they make the enamel of the teeth shine however also to make the dough prettier.

Its particles are found in the sewers, then are discharged in the rivers, the lakes, the seas...

The problem is that its plastic microbeads are not biodegradable.

 https://www.nst.com.my/node/508838/amp

Consequences

Plastic microbeads are not biodegradable, they pollute seas, rivers, oceans, lakes ... thus animals will be impacted, these polluting particles will therefore integrate the food chain of marine animals and these microbeads could even be found in our plates.

These particles are therefore dangerous for our health and that of animals.


 

 

 

What can we do ?

To limit pollution from toothpaste we can :

-Stop buying toothpaste containing plastic microbeads

-Ban these particles in all products containing them

-Find natural alternatives



 

 

 

 

Sources : 

www.motherjones.com

www.google.com

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microbead
https://www.electricteeth.co.uk/toothpastes-with-and-without-microbeads/

www.electricteeth.co.uk/toothpastes-with-and-without-microbeads/​​​​​​​