Summary #740

Sunscreen's Growing Effect on Seawater Is Terrible News for Tourism
  • Sunscreen needs to change, as several studies hint at the environmental and health dangers of these products.
  • New study shows that sunscreen releases a lot of metals and inorganic nutrients into coastal waters.
  • On a regular beach day, sunscreen can increase the concentration of aluminium and titanium in coastal waters by 4% and 20% respectively.
  • Sunscreen chemicals are already linked to coral stress and death, hormonal changes in dolphins, altered reproductive patterns in fish, and more.
  • But sunscreen is still necessary, as skin cancer is dangerous -- so study authors say we need new, environmentally-friendly products.


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