UV-Filter

UV-Filter for humans and products

One use of UV-Filter substances is to protect the human skin from high-energy UV-radiation. However in many products the main use is protecting the product. There is a broad range of uses for UV-filters: in plastics and paints, filters are used to prohibit fragility and discolouring; in food they are used to prohibit spoilage.

The filter substances can leach from the product and enter the environment.

Sub-groups

Benzotriazole UV stabilizers in plastics

Specimen

Bream Bioindicator in rivers and lakes
Suspended particulate matter Fine insoluble mineral or organic particles in the water phase

Sampling area

Saarländischer Verdichtungsraum Important, old-industrialised conurbation in Germany.
Rhein Longest river in Germany

Sampling period

1995 - 2013