Hawaii is Going to Ban Some Sunscreens Because They are Killing the Coral Reefs
In May of 2018, Hawaii may have to start banning sunscreen because it is hurting the coral reeves.
Hawaii is the first state to ban sunscreen. But don’t worry, they will not have to ban all sunscreen. They will only have to ban the sunscreens that contain the chemicals Oxybenzone and Octinoxate. During your next vacation to Hawaii, you may have to reconsider what sunscreen to wear.
Research has shown that the chemicals in some of the more popular and more often-used sunscreens is toxic for the coral reefs. This can cause viral infections that cause coral bleaching.