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Danger of microbeads discussed in Niagara Falls Aquarium lecture series

NIAGARA FALLS – The Aquarium of Niagara’s conservation lecture series will feature Dr. Sherri Mason, a professor of chemistry and environmental sciences at the State University of New York at Fredonia, at 1 p.m., Saturday in the Aquarium, 701 Whirlpool St.

Mason will speak about the alarming levels of microplastics, also known as microbeads, used in facial scrubs and toothpastes that wash down the drain and cause damages to the wildlife in the Great Lakes.

A question and answer period will also be offered with Mason.

The lecture is free with admission to the Aquarium.