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Skincare Chemical Threatens Coral Reefs

2 November 2015, 2:21 pm


A new study from a team of international scientists finds that a common chemical in many sunscreen lotions and cosmetics is highly toxic to juvenile corals and other marine life. Oxybenzone, or BP-3, is found in more than 3,500 skin care products worldwide for protection against the sun's harmful effects. The compound has been found entering the environment both through wastewater effluent and directly from swimmers wearing sunscreens.

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Original article: Skincare Chemical Threatens Coral Reefs