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Examines in Marine Biology & Oceanography

Threat of Skincare Products on Marine Life

  • Open or CloseRashida Qari1* and Rasikha Naseem2

    1Department of Maritime Sciences, Bahria University, Pakistan

    2Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Karachi, Pakistan

    *Corresponding author: Rashida Qari, Department of Maritime Sciences, Bahria University, Karachi Campus, Pakistan

Submission: June 28, 2022; Published: October 17, 2022

DOI: 10.31031/EIMBO.2022.05.000603

ISSN : 2578-031X
Volume5 Issue1


Today marine pollution is a very serious problem. Every type of pollutant is going into the ocean. Some pollutants are invisible like metal pollution and can’t see by the naked eyes but some pollutants are visible like oil pollution and debris pollution etc., These visible and non-visible pollutants always entered into the ocean by human beings which is due to accidently or deliberately released in ocean. It is fact that pollution is something introducing into the environment that is dirty, unclean and has a harmful or negative effect on the environment and marine life and often impacts human health and wellbeing. Many of the pollutants are very harmful and not degraded by bacteria or not diluted. So, they become the permanent addition into the marine environment. One pollution which is not famous too much but very harmful for marine life, is skincare creams pollution. Most commonly the products of sunscreen cream or lotion people used for the protection of their skin from the harmful effect of ultraviolet radiations when they take bath in seawater. It is a serious threat for marine life especially for coral reefs. The purpose of the present article is that skincare creams or products have very harmful chemicals that eliminate the marine organisms especially coral reef. Upto 10% reef of the world are eliminated by these harmful chemicals. According to one estimate approximately 14,000 tons of sunscreen ends up in waters surrounding the coral reefs.

Keywords: Skincare products; Marine life; Ocean; Pollutants; Ultraviolet radiations; Harmful chemicals

Abbreviations:SDG: Sustainable Development Goals; FDA: Food and Drug Administration

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