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Scientists find titanium dioxide from sunscreen is polluting beaches

Scientists find titanium dioxide from sunscreen is polluting beaches

Scientists have found that sunscreen from bathers releases significant quantities of polluting TiO2 (titanium dioxide) into the sea. This has the potential to harm marine life. This work, which comes from research on beaches in the South of France, was presented at the Goldschmidt geochemistry conference in Boston (see below).

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