Hawaii Banning This Vacay Necessity Because Its Destroying The Coral Reefs

Your next vacation to Hawaii is gonna be a red one!

The state is set to become the first to ban certain sunscreen products that contain chemicals that kill their coral reefs. Oxybenzone and octinoxate, chemicals found in many common sunscreen products, are known to kill them as well as marine life. 

Buzzfeed reports, "A bill to ban the sale of sunscreens containing two types of chemicals toxic to the ocean was passed by the Hawaii state legislature Tuesday and will now go to the governor's office for his signature. If signed, the ban would start in 2021."

So what does this mean for your next trip? 

You'll probably just have to find a more natural SPF product, or... put a hat on???

And definitely no aerosol.


Around 14,000 tons of sunscreen product ends up in the ocean and in coral reefs around the world every year, this according to a study published in 2015 in the Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology.

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