Why a Scientist Became a Beautycounter Consultant

Yesterday, I was in a brainstorming session for a conservation-related exhibit at the Museum. Our team’s assignment was to flush out all ideas (pun intended!) related to water. We were quick to discuss the concept that once something goes down the drain, it does not simply go away. This became recently apparent when researchers started finding the accumulation of the plastic micro-beads used in face and body scrubs in streams and fish…