UV- filters in sun care products as an emerging risk for Caribbean coral reefs

Researchers from the Wageningen Marine Research, under the leadership of water quality specialist and ecologist Dr. Diana Slijkerman, have been working on the question whether sun care products are an emerging risk for marine life in the Caribbean. More specifically, UV-filters in sunscreen, such as Oxybenzone, were subject of study since these were recently reported to be of serious concern for corals.

This news article was published in BioNews 2-2017.

BioNews is produced by the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance and funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

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