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Remains of cosmetics found in fish

Researchers from Tromsø have found siloxanes in the liver of fish caught off Spitsbergen. Siloxanes are components in silicone products and are used to make cosmetics smooth and supple. Siloxanes are found in almost all cosmetics and skincare products. When washing or showering siloxanes get into the water circle and eventually end up in the sea.
Even for humans, these substances can be dangerous. Studies indicate that the D4 variant of siloxane may affect fertility.

Sources: NRK, Umweltbundesamt

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