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Why is there a great concern about the ‘microbeads' that are released into environment?
(a) They are considered harmful to marine ecosystems.
(b) They are considered to cause skin cancer in children.
(c) They are small enough to be absorbed by crop plants in irrigated fields.
(d) They are often found to be used as food adulterants.



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Microbeads, often used in personal care products, can enter waterways and oceans, where they are ingested by marine organisms. The ingestion of microbeads can lead to various negative effects on marine life, including digestive issues and starvation. They have the potential to accumulate toxic chemicals present in the water, which can further harm marine organisms. Due to their small size, microbeads are difficult to filter out in wastewater treatment plants, resulting in their release into the environment.


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