Hawaii Becomes The First State To Ban Sunscreens That Harm Coral Reefs

06 Juillet, 2018, 22:12 | Auteur: Therese Cote
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Hawaii is now the first state in the nation to ban the sale of sunscreens with chemicals that could be harmful to the environment. Sunscreen containing the two chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate will only be available to those with a prescription.

Ige is expected to sign a bill restricting the sale and distribution of sunscreen containing oxybenzone and octinoxate. "By taking the lead on banning these risky chemicals in sunscreens, we've started a tidal wave which will help bring our coral reefs back to life", he told KHON2 News.

"This bill is a small first step worldwide to really caring about our corals and our reefs in a way that no one else anywhere in the world has done", he added.

Scientists found that oxybenzone and octinoxate can cause young developing coral to die, as well as bleaching, DNA damage, and deformities to the reefs.

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State Rep. Chris Lee, that stands for Honolulu suburban areas, stated the regulation is an essential action in order to help Hawaii hand down its coral reefs, sea, tourist market and also way of living to the future generation.

State Sen. Roz Baker, who represents south and west Maui, said the bill has enormous significance because coral is such a fundamental part of a larger ecosystem important to the health of the planet.

Studies show the chemicals are harmful to coral reefs. The group Retail Merchants of Hawaii has said it's concerned the ban will discourage people from buying sunscreen at brick and mortar stores.

Leaders need to act quickly to save what coral world has left, he said.

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