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Microbeads can be found in some brands of toothpaste.The planned ban on microbeads could be threatened by the legislative pressures of Brexit, ENDS has learned.

During a 13 June meeting of DEFRA’s Hazardous Substances Advisory Committee (HSAC), held under Chatham House rules, experts said the department had agreed internally that a UK-wide ban on microbeads, used as mild abrasives in cosmetics, toothpastes and other personal care products, should go ahead as planned.

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