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Your Sunscreen Might Be Breaking Down Into Harmful Chemicals

An ingredient commonly used in sunscreen and other cosmetics, avobenzone, can break down into dangerous toxins in poolside conditions, according to a study in Russia.

Scientists from the Faculty of Chemistry of the Lomonosov Moscow State University have demonstrated in their research the nature of hazardous chemical compounds formed as a result of the breakdown of avobenzone, a component of many sunscreen products, when it interacts with chlorinated water and ultraviolet radiation. | Albert Lebedev