☀️Chemicals In SUNSCREEN Are Killing CORAL, Here’s How You Can Still Be Sun And Coral Safe ☀️
The Great Barrier Reef Had Its 4TH MASS BLEACHING EVENT IN 7 YEARS
Did you know that chemicals in sunscreen are highly damaging to coral? Scientists have known this for a while, but thanks to @stanford University we now understand why.
Oxybenzone is a chemical in sunscreen that harmlessly blocks UV, but coral will convert it into a toxin that kills them when exposed to UV. Many authorities around the world are trying to ban sunscreen use around reefs, but this isn’t a safe solution for Aussies. The best way to be sun and coral safe is to switch to natural sunscreens, which use minerals like zinc and titanium instead of chemicals like oxybenzone to block UV rays. Plus, they’re better for your skin!