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Hawaii may ban sunscreen

Гавайи могут запретить крем от загараCreams from sunburn have a negative impact on coral reefs

American environmentalists and lawmakers are discussing a bill to ban sunscreens on the beaches of the Hawaiian Islands because of their negative impact on coral reefs. The tourist reputation of the Hawaiian Islands under threat.

According to the environmentalists, every day the water gets up to 200 litres of sunscreen, which destroy the main tourist attractions of the state of coral reefs.

Contained in creams chemicals – oxybenzone and octinoxate – prevents the growth of young corals and bleached reefs. In addition, the harmful toxins are suffering coastal flora and fauna. Chemicals get into the water, along with sunscreen, which is washed from the human body during bathing.

Senator will Espero said that Hawaii is going to go down in history as first state to ban sunscreen with hazardous substances. An exception may be made only for those cases where the use of protective creams medically necessary.

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