Hawaii Bans Sunscreen Containing Chemicals to Protect Marine Life

The measure makes Hawaii the first state in the United States to approve a ban on oxybenzone and octyl methoxycinnamate

In the state of Hawaii of the United States, the sale of sunscreen creams containing chemicals believed to harm coral reefs was prohibited.

The governor of Hawaii,  David Ige, promulgated a law that will prohibit the sale of sunscreens that prohibits oxybenzone and octyl methoxycinnamate.

Consumers will have to buy sunscreens that do not contain these chemical compounds.

The measure makes Hawaii the first state in the United States to approve a ban on oxybenzone and octyl methoxycinnamate. The ban will take effect in 2021.

Governor Igne pointed out that this is a small step taken for the protection of coral reefs and emphasized that we must also fight against the impacts of pollution and climate change.

Hawaii Bans Sunscreen Containing Chemicals to Protect Marine Life

The scientists warned that the contents of the aforementioned chemicals harm the coral ecosystem.

 

 

Source: TRT Spanish