Hawaii bans sale of sunscreens with coral-harming chemicals

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Hawaii bans sale of sunscreens with coral-harming chemicals

Hawaii Gov. David Ige applauds after signing legislation in Honolulu on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, banning the sale of sunscreens containing two chemicals believed to harm coral reefs. The law makes Hawaii the first U.S. state to enact a ban on oxybenzone and octinoxate. The prohibition takes effect in 2021.

Hawaii bans sale of sunscreens with coral-harming chemicals

Hawaii Gov. David Ige applauds after signing legislation in Honolulu on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, banning the sale of sunscreens containing two chemicals believed to harm coral reefs. The law makes Hawaii the first U.S. state to enact a ban on oxybenzone and octinoxate. The prohibition takes effect in 2021.
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