Do you know what’s in your sunscreen? Do you know what those ingredients are doing to your health and the health of ecosystems? While many will suggest there aren’t enough studies regarding the negative impacts of toxic chemical sunscreen ingredients on corals, sea life, or people, in actuality there are so many it’s getting difficult to collect them all in one place. And we’re seeing new ones regularly. Here’s is a selection of articles and studies – tune up your sunscreen debating skills here.

This PDF “What’s in Your Sunscreen” is a collection of articles as well as information on active and inactive sunscreen ingredients:

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Oxybenzone Science for Hawaii (click to open an awesome PDF of facts and data pertinent to the effects of oxybenzone in the Hawaiian Islands):

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Sunscreens and Corals: Oxybenzone

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UV Filters in Marine Mammals. Octocrylene Levels in Franciscana Dolphins.

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Ecotoxicological evaluation of four UV filters using marine organisms from different trophic levels

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