Chinese Journal of Dermatology ›› 2021, Vol. 54 ›› Issue (5): 456-458.doi: 10.35541/cjd.20200533

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Sunscreen pollution of marine ecosystems and its potential impact

Liu Wei1, Li Hang2, Zhao Xinyan1, Zhang Xiucheng3, Zhang Ying4   

  1. 1Department of Dermatology, Air Force Medical Center, Beijing 100142, China; 2Department of Dermatology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing 100034, China; 3Beijing Xiucheng Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, Beijing 100146, China; 4Dermatology Laboratory of Pierre Fabre(Shanghai) Dermo-Cosmétique Trading Co., Ltd, Shanghai 200070, China
  • Received:2020-06-02 Revised:2021-02-23 Online:2021-05-15 Published:2021-04-29
  • Contact: Zhang Ying; Li Hang;

Abstract: 【Abstract】 Sunscreen products have been widely used with the increase in public awareness of sun protection. As sunscreens are structurally stable and resistant to degradation, the concern for their biotoxicity and impact on marine environment has been heightened increasingly, and several countries and regions have successively issued bans on relevant sunscreen products. However, these bans have not yet affected the key international rules and regulations related to sunscreen products. The risks of different sunscreens to marine ecosystems and potential risks to human themselves still need to be evaluated through further multidisciplinary researches.

Key words: Sunscreening agents, Toxic actions, Plankton, Oceans and seas, Environmental monitoring, Ecosystem