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Microplastics in your sunscreen can be more dangerous than you think

There’s more to microplastics in your sunscreens, and it’s called UV-328, also known as 2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4,6-di-tert-pentylphenol. It is a chemical compound widely used as a UV filter in cosmetics and various other plastic products such as rubber & paint. It is a chemical that is very persistent and toxic and could have long-lasting harmful effects on aquatic life. More:

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The chemical UV-328

The oil and chemical industry is lobbying against landmark global regulation of microplastic chemicals  –  Unearthed
Candidate List of substances of very high concern for Authorisation  –  ECHA
Substance Name: 2-(2H-Benzotriazol-2- yl)-4,6-ditertpentylphenol (UV-328) (Support document)  –  ECHAThere’s more to microplastics in your sunscreens, and it’s called UV-328, also known as 2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4,6-di-tert-pentylphenol. It is a chemical compound widely used as a UV filter in cosmetics and various other plastic products such as rubber & paint. It is a chemical that is very persistent and toxic and could have long-lasting harmful effects on aquatic life. More:

Microplastics in your sunscreen can be more dangerous than you think  –  Beat the Microbead
72% of Sun Care products contain microplastics  –  Beat the Microbead
Microplastics in Cosmetics (Cell phone application)  –  Beat the Microbead

The chemical UV-328

The oil and chemical industry is lobbying against landmark global regulation of microplastic chemicals  –  Unearthed
Candidate List of substances of very high concern for Authorisation  –  ECHA
Substance Name: 2-(2H-Benzotriazol-2- yl)-4,6-ditertpentylphenol (UV-328) (Support document)  –  ECHA
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