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The European Union has decided to restrict some types of glitter as of 17 October 2023. [46] [47] See also [ edit ] Glitter is also used by nail artists and make-up artists to make statements about femininity and beauty standards. The flashy, sparkling nature of glitter allows users to push standard ideas of beauty and what is and is not considered "excessive" in terms of make-up. Glitter is usually associated with nightlife and not professionalism, but wearing it in different settings can push these boundaries. [34] Glitter is an assortment of flat, small, reflective particles that are precision cut and come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Some types of glitter are banned since October 17, 2023, in the European Union as part of a ban on microplastics intentionally added to products. [1] [2] [3] [4] Glitter particles reflect light at different angles, causing the surface to sparkle or shimmer. Glitter is similar to confetti, sparkles and sequins, but somewhat smaller. Kurtz, Judy (February 8, 2012). "Eye doctor warns of dangers of political protest on gay marriage". The Hill. Crossman, Jill; Hurley, Rachel R.; Futter, Martyn; Nizzetto, Luca (July 1, 2020). "Transfer and transport of microplastics from biosolids to agricultural soils and the wider environment". Science of the Total Environment. 724: 138334. Bibcode: 2020ScTEn.724m8334C. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138334. ISSN 0048-9697. PMID 32408466. S2CID 216484726.

Weaver, Caity (December 21, 2018). "What Is Glitter?". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331 . Retrieved January 1, 2019. a b "Glitter and Sequins Sizing and Shaping". Meadowbrook Inventions, Inc. Archived from the original on September 27, 2013 . Retrieved November 12, 2012. Company Information". Meadowbrook Inventions, Inc. Archived from the original on September 27, 2013 . Retrieved November 12, 2012.Wagner, Sara (February 8, 2018). "Let's Talk About Glitter!". Cut to the Trace . Retrieved October 21, 2018. https://single-market-economy.ec.europa.eu/commission-regulation-eu-20232055-restriction-microplastics-intentionally-added-products_en Glittering surfaces have been found to be used since prehistoric times in the arts and in cosmetics. The modern English word "glitter" comes from the Middle English word gliteren, possibly by way of the Old Norse word glitra. [14] However, as early as 30,000 years ago, mica flakes were used to give cave paintings a glittering appearance. [5] Prehistoric humans are believed to have used cosmetics, [15] made of powdered hematite, a sparkling mineral. [16] Dr. Beccy Corkill (December 21, 2022). "The Glitter Conspiracy Theory: Who Is Taking All Of The Glitter?". IFLScience . Retrieved January 18, 2023. Hansford, Dave (February 7, 2008). "Ancient Maya Used "Glitter" Paint to Make Temple Gleam". National Geographic. Archived from the original on June 6, 2013 . Retrieved December 12, 2013.

Street, Chloe (April 16, 2018). "Could festivals ban glitter? Here's why it's time to switch to biodegradable sparkle". Evening Standard. Archived from the original on January 2, 2019 . Retrieved January 1, 2019– via MSN.

Weinberg, Caroline (February 14, 2018). "Should You Really Be Eating Edible Glitter?". Eater . Retrieved October 21, 2018. a b c d Mangum, Aja (October 7, 2007). "Glitter: A Brief History". New York Magazine . Retrieved October 12, 2013. van der Pool, Lisa (September 2, 2011). "All that glitters is not gold, in the eyes of legal system". Boston Business Journal. Archived from the original on September 29, 2011 . Retrieved November 21, 2011. a b Gibbon, Guy E. (August 1, 1998). Ames, Kenneth M. (ed.). Archaeology of Prehistoric Native America: An Encyclopedia. Routledge. pp. 310. ISBN 978-0815307259. Bramley, Ellie Violet (January 21, 2018). "Losing its sparkle: the dark side of glitter". The Guardian . Retrieved January 26, 2019.

The Ancient Egyptians produced "glitter-like substances from crushed beetles" [17] as well as finely ground green malachite crystal. Researchers believe Mayan temples were sometimes painted with red, green, and grey glitter paint made from mica dust, based on infrared scans of the remnants of paint still found on the structures in present-day Guatemala. [18] Glitter coatings or finishes are frequently used on fishing lures to draw attention by simulating the scales of prey fish. [32] Caity Weaver (December 21, 2018). "What Is Glitter? A strange journey to the glitter factory". The New York Times . Retrieved November 28, 2022. a b c Robert Seeley, Henry W. Ruschmann (2021). "The Discovery, Development of Glitter". Paper Film & Foil Converter (PPFC.online.com). p.18-20 . Retrieved February 22, 2022. Blumenthall, Deborah (March 3, 1988). "Restoring The Glitter And Sheen Of Jewelry". New York Times.Since prehistoric times, glitter has been made from many different materials including stones such as malachite, and mica, [5] as well as insects [6] and glass. [7] Uses for glitter include clothing, arts, crafts, cosmetics and body paint. [8] [9] Modern glitter is usually manufactured from the combination of aluminum and plastic, which is rarely recycled and finds its way into the aquatic habitats, eventually becoming ingested by animals, leading some scientists to call for bans on plastic glitter. [10] [11] [12] [13] Antiquity [ edit ] Mica Trisia Farrelly, an environmental anthropologist at Massey University, has called for a ban on glitter made of polyethylene terephthalate (PETE) and aluminium, as it is a microplastic that can leach hormonal disruptors into the environment. [11] Furthermore, plastic glitter takes about one thousand years to biodegrade, according to Victoria Miller, a materials and engineering scientist at North Carolina State University. [41] When dozens of British music festivals pledged to ban single-use plastics by 2021, the proposed ban included plastic glitter. [42]

Due to its unique characteristics, glitter has also proven to be useful forensic evidence. Because of the tens of thousands of different commercial glitters, identical glitter particles can be compelling evidence that a suspect has been at a crime scene. Forensic scientist Edwin Jones has one of the largest collections of glitter, consisting of over 1,000 different samples used in comparison of samples taken from crime scenes. Glitter particles are easily transferred through the air or by touch, yet cling to bodies and clothing, often unnoticed by suspects. [33] Glitter in culture [ edit ] Glitter shoes a b Michele, White (2015). Producing women: the Internet, traditional femininity, queerness, and creativity. New York. ISBN 9781138776791. OCLC 889666420. {{ cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher ( link) Green, Dannielle Senga; Jefferson, Megan; Boots, Bas; Stone, Leon (January 15, 2021). "All that glitters is litter? Ecological impacts of conventional versus biodegradable glitter in a freshwater habitat". Journal of Hazardous Materials. 402: 124070. doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.124070. ISSN 0304-3894. PMID 33254837. S2CID 224894411.

The History of Glitter". Auntie Illumi. Archived from the original on December 5, 2012 . Retrieved November 12, 2012.

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