First ban on coral-bleaching sunscreen chemicals goes into effect in Palau, a world first

The first ban on sunscreen around coral reefs went into effect Wednesday, with enactment of Palau’s Responsible Tourism Education Act of 2018.

Hawaii and Key West, Fla., have also forbidden the sale of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate, two common chemicals known to damage coral reefs,…

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