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Common sunscreen ingredients prove dangerous for freshwater ecosystems

September 2, 2020 – The active ingredients found in sunscreen have detrimental effects on freshwater ecosystems, according to new research by University of Alberta biologists. The results show that long-term exposure to ultraviolet (UV) filters — including avobenzone, oxybenzone, and octocrylene – -is lethal for some organisms living in freshwater environments. One of the largest […]

Posted inLife

Trash that pop can, trash yourself

Nov. 15, 2016 – Think twice about tossing that pop can, since you might be trashing yourself, too. We are more prone to recycle our throwaway cups, cans and paper if we somehow link them to our sense of identity, says a study by the University of Alberta and Boston University. Whether it’s our name […]

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