Hawaii bans sunscreen and urges reef-safe alternatives

Hawaii has just become the first state to pass a bill banning the sale of sunscreen products that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate. Does this mean that in order to save coral reefs and the beautiful marine ecosystem that we must endanger ourselves to the harmful UV rays of the sun and accept a greater risk of developing skin cancer? Of course not. There are reef-safe alternatives that we can adopt anywhere, not just the Aloha State. Continue reading “Hawaii bans sunscreen and urges reef-safe alternatives”

Why Hawaii is trying to ban Oxybenzone

There are more than 400,000 acres of living coral reefs surrounding the islands of Hawaii. In addition to the beauty of it all, the Hawaiian reefs support unique life found nowhere else on earth such as the Monk Seal, Bandit Angelfish, and unique types of coral. Did you know that Oxybenzone might be killing the reefs?
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