Sunscreen & Poision Water


Legislators in Hawaii are trying to ban the sale of sunscreens that contain two UV-filtering chemicals, after studies suggested that they harm coral reefs.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/hawaii-seeks-to-ban-reef-unfriendly-sunscreen1/

http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/hawaii-wants-ban-chemical-sunscreens-save-its-coral-reefs.html

Senator Will Espero presented a bill to the state congress on January 20 that would ban sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate (except under medical prescriptions) in Hawaii. Espero argued that a ban is crucial to maintaining the health of coral reefs – an tourist attraction on which Hawaii relies.

http://www.theinertia.com/environment/hawaiian-senator-to-introduce-bill-banning-some-sunscreens-across-the-state/

The call to ban sunscreens containing oxybenzone, a chemical found in nearly 70-percent of non-mineral sunscreens, according to EWG, occurred last June following the 13th International Coral Reef Symposium in Honolulu. Expert panels stressed the need for a ban on oxybenzone, a recommendation scientists have been making for years, and urged consumers to avoid products containing the chemical.

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