Sunscreens and Corals: Oxybenzone
Coral reefs face innumerable human-induced threats including climate change, sedimentation, pollution and destructive fishing practices all of which can damage or destroy our reefs. More recently scientists have realized that coral reefs are also vulnerable to some of the ingredients in our personal care and sunscreen products.
This news article was published in BioNews 27
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