AUGUSTA, Maine - A bill that would ban the sale of synthetic microbeads in personal care products has been sent to Republican Gov. Paul LePage.
The Republican-led Senate unanimously approved Democratic Rep. Joan Welsh's bill on Wednesday. The Democratic-controlled House passed the proposal with a 145-1 vote on Tuesday.
The measure would require microbeads, which are used as exfoliants in facial cleansers and soaps, to be phased out over three years.