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Adding a little bit of something can make a huge difference. For example, some carbon and a few other trace metals added to iron can make a steel stronger and stainless. Nanotechnology promises to improve a bunch of things with very small changes to the surfaces of common materials. But these small changes could also cause some big problems. Here are just a few links on some small ingredients that might not be so great for the environment. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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Filed Under: antibacterial, environment, fda, microbeads, nanotechnology, soap, titanium dioxide, triclosan

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    Michael, 13 Jun 2014 @ 6:27am

    The Illinois bill, signed into law Sunday, will ban the manufacture of products with the microbeads by the end of 2018 and the sale of them by the end of 2019. New York and California legislatures have considered similar state bans.

    Way to go guys! You have confirmed that you agree that microbeads are ruining the environment and are taking a stand that they will only be added to products in your state for the next 4 1/2 years? Wait? How does that make ANY sense?

    Protip: When you find yourself at the bottom of a deep hole, step 1 is STOP DIGGING. Deciding you will stop digging 4 1/2 years from now is pretty silly.

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