Diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate (DHHB) as additive to the UV filter avobenzone in cosmetic sunscreen formulations – Evaluation. DIETHYLAMINO HYDROXYBENZOYL HEXYL BENZOATE. Health Concerns of the Ingredient: Overall Hazard. Cancer. Developmental & reproductive toxicity. Opinion on diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate. 2. About the Scientific Committees. Three independent non-food Scientific.

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They also contain inactive ingredients such as anti-microbial preservatives, moisturisers and anti-oxidants. Many of these components have also been found hydrocybenzoyl marine biota including fish, molluscs and corals as well as in sediments.

Where sunscreen components have been detected, concentrations are very variable. They diethlyamino generally found at barely detectable hydrroxybenzoyl of a few parts per trillion but much higher concentrations of over 1 part per million ppm have been reported in a few locations e.

A small number of studies have shown that sunscreen and certain individual components of sunscreen can have negative effects on corals and other marine organisms under certain circumstances. The chemical UV filter oxybenzone has been studied most intensively and the following effects have been described:.

To date, experiments have largely been undertaken ex-situ and there are concerns that they may not properly reflect conditions on hexyo reef, where pollutants could be rapidly dispersed and diluted.


In general, concentrations of UV filters used in experimental work have been higher than likely to be encountered in the reef environment.

Most experiments have also been of relatively short duration 12 or 24 hours. On the reef, while UV filters may be at lower concentrations, they can accumulate in organisms and sediment and thus become persistent, with largely unknown consequences. Research to date has also concentrated mainly on the effects of sunscreens and individual chemicals at subcellular, cellular and individual organism level, with very few studies of wider impacts.

Further research is needed to better understand diethyamino ingredients are safe and which pose a realistic threat to marine ecosystems, in particular:. Considering the many stresses already faced by reefs and current concerns about the toxicity of certain components of sunscreens to corals, a proactive and precautionary approach to dealing with this issue may be required.

Reducing the amount of harmful sunscreen components that reach the reef environment is a high priority and will require the involvement of governments, reef managers, divers, snorkelers and swimmers, dithylamino the tourism and pharmaceutical industries. The following measures are recommended:.

Impacts of sunscreens on coral reefs. The chemical UV filter oxybenzone has been studied most intensively and the following effects hexyo been described: Bleaching of coral fragments and coral cells from various species of hard coral.


This effect is more pronounced at higher water temperatures. Induction of the lytic viral cycle in symbiotic zooxanthellae with latent infections.

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Damage and deformation of coral larvae planulae. Damage to coral DNA and to their reproductive success. Further research is needed to better understand which ingredients are safe and which pose a realistic threat to marine ecosystems, in particular: Investigating the effects of sunscreen pollutants at reef community and ecosystem level. Investigating UV filter toxicity in relation to predicted warming and ocean acidification conditions.

Researching the extent and significance of bio-concentration and bio-accumulation of organic UV filters as well as the consequences of long-term, chronic exposure to sunscreen pollutants.

Studying the effects of pharmaceutical and personal care products PPCP mixtures to provide a more realistic picture of ecological risks posed by the use of these products. Identifying those ingredients that are safe and those that pose a realistic threat to marine ecosystems.

The following measures are recommended: Encouraging the manufacture of reef-friendly sunscreens.