Hawaii becomes 1st state to ban sunscreens deemed harmful to coral reefs
2018-07-07, 12:28 PM,
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Hawaii just became the first state to ban certain sunscreens as a measure to protect the state's essential coral reefs.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed a bill on Tuesday, July 3, banning the sale of sunscreens containing two chemicals, oxybenzone and octinoxate, believed to harm coral reefs and other marine ecosystems.

State lawmakers passed the legislation in early May. Senate Bill 2571 prohibits the sale and distribution of non-prescribed sunscreens on the islands that contain oxybenzone or octinoxate, which can be deadly for coral larvae.

The ban will not be applied to medically prescribed sunscreens or makeup that contain oxybenzone or octinoxate.


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2018-07-07, 12:33 PM,
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I guess I can't go to Hawaii without sunscreens. :/
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2018-07-07, 12:44 PM,
#3
Lol more like ban on pale people from visiting the islands.
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2018-07-07, 01:26 PM,
#4
The sunscreen I use is on the good list. Wisconsin's reefs are safe
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2018-07-07, 01:49 PM,
#5
oh nice! because skin cancer is a big deal
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2018-07-07, 02:12 PM,
#6
they just want us pale-skins to leave their island. :/
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2018-07-07, 03:29 PM,
#7
Well damn, I guess that takes Hawaii of my list of places to visit.
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2018-07-07, 03:53 PM,
#8
Good law but how they enforce this rule, check each tourist' sunscreen in their bag? Grin
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2018-07-07, 06:53 PM,
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(2018-07-07, 03:53 PM)ropebin Wrote: Good law but how they enforce this rule, check each tourist' sunscreen in their bag? Grin

Yeah exactly, it's going to be pretty hard to enforce.

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2018-07-18, 08:23 PM,
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Yes, very good job!!
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