Chief medical officer to investigate health impacts of microplastic pollution

The government says it will prioritise researching and addressing the sources and impacts of microplastic pollution in response to the Environmental Audit Committee

The government’s chief medical officer is to investigate the health impacts of microplastic pollution.

In September, DEFRA announced it would ban the sale and manufacture of cosmetics and personal care products containing plastic microbeads following an Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) inquiry into microplastic pollution. It will consult on the ban later this year.

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