Lotion in the Ocean
The presence of sunscreen compounds in seawater is unlikely to be good for marine ecosystems – but just how bad is the problem?
Jonathan James | | Quick Read
The benefits of applying sunscreen during a well-deserved beach holiday are widely acknowledged, but the environmental impact of these products is less well known. In addition to UV filters, commercial sunscreens contain a great variety of further ingredients, making sunscreen a complex matrix that is difficult to manage both analytically and environmentally. Now, researchers have developed a kinetic model capable of determining the behavior, variability, and contribution of metals and inorganic nutrients from sunscreens to seawater composition. We spoke to Araceli Rodríguez-Romero, one of the project leads, to find out more.
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