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homosalate

 [ho″mo-sal´āt]
a sunscreen effective against ultraviolet B rays, applied topically to the skin.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ho·mo·sal·ate

(hō'mō-sal'āt),
An ultraviolet screening agent for topical application to the skin.
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* UVB absorbers: para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA), cinoxate, ensulizole, homosalate, octocrylene, octinoxate, octisalate, padimate O, trolamine salicylate
But for 12 other active ingredients (cinoxate, dioxybenzone, ensulizole, homosalate, meradimate, octinoxate, octisalate, octocrylene, padimate O, sulisobenzone, oxybenzone, and avobenzone), there are insufficient data to make a "generally recognized as safe and effective" determination; thus, more data have been requested from the manufacturers.
However, some sunscreens contain potentially damaging chemicals like oxybenzone, octinoxate, PABA, homosalate, octosalate and avobenzone that disrupt coral reproduction, cause coral bleaching, and damage coral DNA.
In general, look for products that include ingredients such as zinc and titanium in mineral-based sunscreens, and avobenzene, homosalate, and octisalate in chemical-based sunscreens.
(These chemicals include; oxybenzone/benzophenone, octinoxate, octisalate/octocrylene, homosalate, avobenzone, ethylhexl methoxycinnamate, parabens, "fragrance," and retinyl palmitate.) As Jeff Bagshaw from the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources says, "If you can't say it, don't spray it."
A chemical sunscreen is usually a cocktail of several ingredients such as avobenzone, oxybenzone, octinoxate, homosalate, helioplex, etc.
l Oxybenzone, octinoxate and homosalate Found in many sunscreens, lip balms, and other products with SPF, these chemicals can cause endometriosis and can pose a risk to reproductive systems.
The site lists other chemicals that can be harmful to corals: octinoxate (octyl methoxycinnamate), homosalate, octocrylene, avobenzone, octisalate, homosalate, fragrances and nano-particles ("clear"; TiO2; ZnO).
* Octisalate and homosalate to fully enhance UVB radiation defense.
The frequency of each active component identified among the various samples was as follows: avobenzone, 88% (n=30); octo crylene, 82% (n = 28); octisalate, 73% (n=25); oxybenzone, 44% (n=15); homosalate, 41% (n = 14); bemotrinizol, 38% (n=13); titanium dioxide, 32% (n=11); octinoxate, 17% (n=6); ensulizol, 17% (n=6); iscotrizinol, 5% (n=2); padimate O, 5% (n=2); octyltriazone, 3% (n=1).
* Benzophenone-3, 3-Benzylidene camphor, Padimate 0 and homosalate are additional hormone disruptors commonly found in sunscreen.