Tests have shown that the kind of fat-soluble pollutants that environmental agencies worry about the most – such as cancer-causing PCBs – can accumulate on the surface of microplastic beads, which have a large surface area compared to their volume.
Dr Brown said these concentrations can be up to a million times greater than typical background levels in seawater.
Throughout the presidential campaign, Trump repeatedly vowed he would relocate the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
He declared at the AIPAC conference in March he would “move the American embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem.” However, following his election on November 8, Trump foreign policy adviser Walid Phares appeared to walk back the pledge to relocate the embassy.
Only German discount supermarket Aldi could not give a firm commitment on removing the beads from its facewash.