15 May 2018

Hawaii bans some sunscreens to protect coral reefs

From Nine To Noon, 9:33 am on 15 May 2018

Hawaii is about to become the first US state to ban the sale of some sunscreens containing products harmful to coral reefs.The chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate are found in a number of popular sunscreens, and can seep into young coral and contribute to coral bleaching, according to the US non profit scientific research organisation Haereticus Environmental Laboratory. Kathryn speaks with Executive Director, Dr Craig A. Downs.