Israel, US team: Cosmetics chemical is toxic to coral reefs

17.01.2014                      16.Schwat.5774

Umwelt & Forschung:

Israel, US team: Cosmetics chemical is toxic to coral reefs

Prevalent sunscreen chemical additive benzophenone-2 (BP-2) can bleach coral reefs and even kill them.

A team of researchers from several Israeli and American institutions has discovered that a sunscreen chemical prevalent in hundreds of beauty products is highly toxic to coral reefs….