Sunscreens release metals and nutrients into seawater

Beachgoers are becoming increasingly aware of the potentially harmful effects UV filters from sunscreens can have on coral and other marine organisms when the protective lotions wash off their bodies into the ocean. Now, researchers have studied how sunscreens release different compounds -- trace metals and inorganic nutrients -- into Mediterranean seawater, with unknown effects on marine ecology. They report their results in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology.

Sunscreens release metals and nutrients into seawater

Beachgoers are becoming increasingly aware of the potentially harmful effects UV filters from sunscreens can have on coral and other marine organisms when the protective lotions wash off their ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Phys.org

Sunscreens release metals and nutrients into seawater, Wed 14 Aug 19 from ScienceDaily

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How sunscreen releases metals and nutrients in seawater

Sunscreen washes up into the ocean where it interacts with marine life -- and its effects are still largely not undertood.

Wed 14 Aug 19 from ZME Science

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