How can facial cleansers be bad for the environment?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Chemicals found in some facial cleansers, such as phthalates, make their way down the drain once you wash them off - and then they travel through sewage systems and drain fields and back into the environment. Some of these chemicals are harmful to humans and even carcinogenic in some cases.

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