U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine call for ecological risk assessment of UV filters in sunscreens

News Date
August 9, 2022

In a recent report published by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, it was urged that U.S. EPA should focus on the 15 organic chemicals and 2 inorganic compounds, individually and in combination, approved for use as UV filters in sunscreens to protect skin from ultraviolet radiation. They stated an urgent need for efforts to be taken to understand the environmental impacts of UV filters esp. on marine ecosystems like coral reefs, and potentially clarify a path forward for managing sunscreens.

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