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Great News in Canada! Microbeads Now Listed as a “Toxic Substance”


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Great News in Canada! Microbeads Now Listed as a

Way to Go Canada!

As reported by CBC News and others, microbeads of 5 millimeters in size and smaller have been added to Canada’s list of toxic substances. This signals the country’s intent to ban the use of microbeads in personal care products, as reported by Chemical Watch.com. These tiny beads have been shown to have a very negative impact on the environment, and Norwex Movement applauds this move. We encourage all our members to continue making small, conscious choices to improve our planet!

Resources:
CBC News: Microbeads listed as ‘toxic substance’ en route to ban
Chemical Watch: Canada adds microbeads to list of toxic substances

Do you check personal care products for the presence of microbeads?

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Amy Hepfner
Amy Hepfner
4 years ago

Actually I don’t need to check my products for micro-beads….I only use either Norwex or pure organic products. I’m so happy though to see that Canada is getting on board with getting rid of those things!!

Amber Hausler
Amber Hausler
4 years ago
Reply to  Amy Hepfner

Me too

Arlene George
Arlene George
4 years ago

It still amazes me to see products on the store shelves containing micro beads. I will be watching for this. Norwex is so far ahead of the game. Love teaching my clients about Norwex products to make their home safe havens.

Merlene Austen
Merlene Austen
4 years ago

Originally horrified to learn of micro beads, what all they were in and where they ended up! Now very enthused to see Canada’s position on them! (An 8-yr Norwex user, mission-spreader and leader.)

Kristen Fuchs
Kristen Fuchs
4 years ago

Way to go Canada – we need to do that more in the USA. Thanks for caring so much!

Debra Rivait
Debra Rivait
4 years ago

I haven’t previously, but I certainly will from now on. Happy to be a part of the Norwex movement. Learning every day !

Hope Beach
Hope Beach
4 years ago

I can’t believe how many products still have these in them!! So thankful I only use doTerra essential oils and Norwex products in my house. So glad to be rid of all toxins in my body, on my body, and in the air in my home.

Jennifer Rottman
Jennifer Rottman
3 years ago

I have checked and I have 1 product that has microbeads. I have thrown it out.

Jennifer Rottman
Jennifer Rottman
3 years ago

I check not that I have been learning about them with Norwex Movement.

Gingi Freeman
Gingi Freeman
3 years ago

Thank you for spreading the information about microbeads!!

Lauren Rogers
Lauren Rogers
2 months ago

Very thankful micro-beads are not only being considered for banning, but being brought into awareness for their toll on the environment. I’m currently using a product with perlite which is a natural ingredient that breaks down. It’s definitely worth reading the ingredients in your products!

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1 month ago
Reply to  Lauren Rogers

Lauren, thanks for sharing—that’s interesting about perlite. And yes, it is so important to read ingredients on labels. And going a step further, it’s important also to become familiar with the rules in each country, for an awareness of what is even required to go on the labels (not everything is).