Banning Sunscreen to Protect Reefs

The US state of Hawaii has banned certain types of sunscreens in order to protect coral reefs, effective January 2021. Chemicals targeted are octinoxate (often labelled octyl methoxycinnamate) and oxybenzone, which are believed to contribute to coral bleaching and death of baby corals, respectively.

Full articles available at: CNN, Hawaii Bans Suncreens 03jul18
or NPR, Common Sunscreens May Harm Coral 02jul18