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How Sunscreen Is Harming Coral Reefs

Using Sunscreen

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  • Oxybenzone, a common endocrine-disrupting sunscreen chemical, exacerbates coral bleaching, damages coral DNA, and causes coral deformities
  • Just 62 parts per trillion, or the equivalent of one drop of water in 6.5 Olympic-sized swimming pools, of oxybenzone may damage coral
  • It’s estimated that between 6,000 and 14,000 tons of sunscreen enter coral reef areas worldwide every year

By Dr. Mercola

Oxybenzone is one of the most common ingredients added to sunscreens. Its primary function is to absorb ultraviolet light, and it's found in 3,500 brands of sunscreen worldwide.


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