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Impact of sunscreens on coral reefs

Overall, what is the impact of UV filters in sunscreens on corals?

Around the world, coral reefs are facing a degradation driven by global and local human-derived pressures including climate change, coastal development, pollution, amongst others. In…

Impact of sunscreens on coral reefs

Are mineral UV filters used in sunscreens less harmful to coral reefs?

Swimmers can choose sunscreens with chemical (organic) UV filters or mineral (inorganic) UV filters. The latter are natural particles, either zinc oxide (ZnO) or titanium…