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Tourists' sunblock poses new possible hazard to sea life

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Tourists' sunblock poses new possible hazard to sea life

Sharks aren’t the only danger lurking off popular beaches. A new report in Environmental Science & Technology suggests that nanoparticles commonly found in sunscreen can wash off beachgoers. When then hit with ultraviolet light they generate hydrogen peroxide, which can kill phytoplankton, the microscopic algae that feed everything from shrimp to whales, ScienceDaily reports.

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