Hawaii Passes Bill Banning Sunscreen Containing Oxybenzone and Octinoxate to Protect Coral Reefs

Hawaii becomes the first state in the U.S. to ban chemical-based sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate, which are thought to contribute to coral bleaching.

Your Sunscreen is Slowly Killing the Ocean’s Coral Reefs

DIGEST [NPR, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post, Smithsonian, EWG] A key ingredient in many sunscreen products is contributing to the rapid decline of coral reefs around the planet, according to findings in a new study published in the Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. Scientists, including researchers from the United States and Israel, found high … Continued

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