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 […]