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By Joanne Schnurr, CTV News Ottawa, October 17, 2016

You may want to think about this when you’re brushing your teeth or scrubbing your face tonight.

Tiny little bits of plastic in many of our personal care products are going down the drain with that water.

Now a new study shows just how big a problem those little microbeads are.Researchers from Ottawa Riverkeeper and Carleton University have just completed this first ever study of microplastics in the Ottawa and Rideau rivers.

http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/study-finds-ottawa-river-significantly-polluted-with-microplastics-1.3118962