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Taking ‘Plastic Soup’ off the Menu in N.J.

Taking ‘Plastic Soup’ off the Menu in N.J.
BY MICHELE S. BYERS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Ever seen “plastic soup” on a restaurant menu or store shelf? Let’s hope not!

Plastic soup is the decidedly unappetizing term for plastic pollution in our waters. You wouldn’t deliberately consume plastic soup … but you may already be without knowing it.

How? Tiny, non-biodegradable plastic particles known as microbeads have become insidious and invisible polluters of our waters.

The size of a grain of sand – and often much smaller - microbeads are found in many facial and body cleansing scrubs and toothpastes.

Microbeads are made of polyethylene or polypropylene, the same plastics used to manufacture garbage containers, grocery bags and much more. They’ve replaced natural abrasives such as pumice and crushed almonds. A single tube of a personal care product can contain over 300,000 microbeads!

 

What is Lassa Fever, and How Did it Kill an NJ Man?

What is Lassa Fever, and How Did it Kill an NJ Man?
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Ebola virus receives most of the attention in West Africa, but it is not the only ailment tourists need to be concerned about when they visit the area.

A disease kno...

The Dangers of Powdered Alcohol

The Dangers of Powdered Alcohol
BY DORY DEVLIN
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Remember Tang? Substitute alcohol for the fruit-flavored powdered drink of the astronauts and you have “Palcohol.” The packaging for the powdered alcohol ...

New Jersey Among Worst States for Doctors

New Jersey Among Worst States for Doctors
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The good news: There are more opportunities for health care plans in the U.S. today. The bad news: Good luck finding a doctor in New Jersey.

A recent report shows that m...

N.J. Steps Up to Prevent Cardiac Illness in Children

N.J. Steps Up to Prevent Cardiac Illness in Children
BY REGINA WILDER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr., Gabriela Mosquera, Jason O’Donnell and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to help re...

New Jersey in on Busting Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, Children’s Cancer Fund of America

New Jersey in on Busting Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, Children’s Cancer Fund of America
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The National Cancer Institute website estimates that 589,430 people will die from cancer during 2015. According to recent reports, that doesn’t appear to concern some p...

N.J. Steps Up to Prevent Cardiac Illness in Children

N.J. Steps Up to Prevent Cardiac Illness in Children
BY REGINA WILDER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr., Gabriela Mosquera, Jason O’Donnell and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to help re...

6 Reasons NJ Doctors Not Taking Medicaid Patients

6 Reasons NJ Doctors Not Taking Medicaid Patients
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Medicaid benefits families with low income who are unable to afford sufficient health care. The state-funded program has expanded significantly since the implementation...

Asthma Cure Expected for 100s of Millions of People

Asthma Cure Expected for 100s of Millions of People
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Relief may soon be in store for about 300 million asthma sufferers around the world.

Scientists at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom and the Mayo Clinic believe t...

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