NS&M Colloquium Series: Are Sunscreens Killing our Coral Reefs?

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Add to Calendar 2020-02-19 16:45:00 2020-02-19 06:00:00 NS&M Colloquium Series: Are Sunscreens Killing our Coral Reefs? There have been many media reports, public outcry and policy and management actions due to the recent reports that chemicals (organic UV filters) contained in sunscreens are impacting corals. But do you know the science behind these claims? This talk will outline the state of the science on the environmental concentrations of these sunscreen chemicals, UV filters, in seawaters surrounding coral reefs and discuss the toxicological findings in coral species exposed to these chemicals. Using these two data sets the environmental risk that these chemicals pose to coral reefs will be discussed, including discussions relating to management and policy implications for the protection of environmental and human health. Schaefer Hall Chuck Adler Elaine Szymkowiak America/New_York public
Schaefer Hall
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106
Free

There have been many media reports, public outcry and policy and management actions due to the recent reports that chemicals (organic UV filters) contained in sunscreens are impacting corals. But do you know the science behind these claims? This talk will outline the state of the science on the environmental concentrations of these sunscreen chemicals, UV filters, in seawaters surrounding coral reefs and discuss the toxicological findings in coral species exposed to these chemicals. Using these two data sets the environmental risk that these chemicals pose to coral reefs will be discussed, including discussions relating to management and policy implications for the protection of environmental and human health.

Event Sponsor(s)
Chuck Adler
Elaine Szymkowiak
efszymkowiak@smcm.edu
(240) 925-9529
Lecture or Talk