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A measure working its way through the Illinois General Assembly would ban the sale of micro-beads in the state. The plastic particles are harmful to our environment because they don't dissolve and then drain into our waterways.  While using products containing them might make for soft skin, it isn't necessarily the best choice for the environment. Illinois isn't the only state taking up legislation banning microbeads, others are too.

People living in the Quad Cities say the damage effects of microbeads  concern them.  

"When we wash them off they go down the drain and into our water system," said Fran Anthony.

"They clog up all our sewer drains and ruin our water. That's our drinking water we're talking about," said Jeff Redman.

"There's no reason for us to keep adding additives in our food chain and products and things we use. Its part of the reason we have so much disease," said Jennifer Weeyeneth. If we can reduce toxins at any level it would be great to get rid of them. If lawmakers are on to this and making this an issue then we need to consider the fact that more research needs to be done."

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