In Hawaii, the Maui County Council's Infrastructure and Environmental Management Committee will review presentations from two toxicologists about the effects of oxybenzone and octinoxate
on Maui's coral reefs and marine life.
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.
, octocrylene and a few other alphabet stews common to chemical sunscreen have also been found to be toxic to coral.
Tenders invited for Fluocinolone acetonide cream / hydroquinone ,oxybenzone & octinoxate
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).
The cream also contains active ingre dients octinoxate
01% fluocinolone acetonide (group A), and 2% kojic acid + octinoxate
+ allantoin (group B) in treatment of melasma.
The most commonly occurring chemicals were the preservatives 2-phenoxyethanol and methyl paraben, the fragrance compounds limonene and linalool, and the ultraviolet filter octinoxate
Iron oxide creates the sheer color-wash, while octinoxate
and zinc oxide provide UVA and UVB protection.
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).
Worrying ingredients: Octinoxate
isophthalates, polyethylene terephthalate
reduces stability of avobenzene in mixtures.