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Canadian government set to ban sale of toiletries containing microbeads in 2018

A notice published Friday in the Canada Gazette serves as final notice on the long-running environmental complaint, and it sets Canada on a timetable that follows the U.S. for removing the tiny pollutant from Canadian waters.

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Microbeads found in natural health products and non-prescription drugs will be prohibited a year later, on July 1, 2019. Read the full article here.

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