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The oil and chemical industry is lobbying against landmark global regulation of microplastic chemicals

Trade groups are opposing the global regulation of toxic and persistent chemicals in microplastics, according to documents obtained by investigative journalists. The industry argued that there is still insufficient evidence to justify the incorporation of the plastic additive UV-328 into the Stockholm Convention, the UN’s global treaty on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) – chemicals which, once released, do not easily break down in nature. More:

The oil and chemical industry is lobbying against landmark global regulation of microplastic chemicals  –  Unearthed
Is this the end of plastic? United Nations considers groundbreaking global ban on key toxic chemical to turn the tide on pollution  –  Daily Mail Online
Aquatic pollutants in oceans and fisheries  –  IPEN

UV-328 in Humans, Animals and the Environment

Synthetic musk compounds and benzotriazole ultraviolet stabilizers in breast milk: Occurrence, time–course variation and infant health risk (Research article)
Occurrence of substituted diphenylamine antioxidants and benzotriazole UV stabilizers in Arctic seabirds and seals (Research article)
Monitoring and environmental risk assessment of benzotriazole UV stabilizers in the sewage and coastal environment of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain) (Research article)
Occurrence and concentrations of chemical additives in plastic fragments on a beach on the island of Kauai, Hawaii (Research article)

UV-328 Toxicity

Benzotriazole UV 328 and UV-P showed distinct antiandrogenic activity upon human CYP3A4-mediated biotransformation (Research article)Trade groups are opposing the global regulation of toxic and persistent chemicals in microplastics, according to documents obtained by investigative journalists. The industry argued that there is still insufficient evidence to justify the incorporation of the plastic additive UV-328 into the Stockholm Convention, the UN’s global treaty on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) – chemicals which, once released, do not easily break down in nature. More:

The oil and chemical industry is lobbying against landmark global regulation of microplastic chemicals  –  Unearthed
Is this the end of plastic? United Nations considers groundbreaking global ban on key toxic chemical to turn the tide on pollution  –  Daily Mail Online
Aquatic pollutants in oceans and fisheries  –  IPEN

UV-328 in Humans, Animals and the Environment

Synthetic musk compounds and benzotriazole ultraviolet stabilizers in breast milk: Occurrence, time–course variation and infant health risk (Research article)
Occurrence of substituted diphenylamine antioxidants and benzotriazole UV stabilizers in Arctic seabirds and seals (Research article)
Monitoring and environmental risk assessment of benzotriazole UV stabilizers in the sewage and coastal environment of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain) (Research article)
Occurrence and concentrations of chemical additives in plastic fragments on a beach on the island of Kauai, Hawaii (Research article)

UV-328 Toxicity

Benzotriazole UV 328 and UV-P showed distinct antiandrogenic activity upon human CYP3A4-mediated biotransformation (Research article)
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