Hawaii bans some sunscreens as harmful for coral reefs

The Hawaii Government has passed a bill banning sunscreens containing Oxybenzone and Octinoxate, since these components are lethal for corals in seabed and in reefs. Approximately 6,000 pounds of sunscreen are deposited into the sea and may harm the fragile balance of marine ecosystem, a study by the  NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has reported.

(Source: Die Zeit)