Your everyday sunscreen is a threat to the corals

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About 6,000 tonnes of sunscreen are mixed in the ocean’s water in the U.S.A every year. One of the components of sunscreen called oxybenzone can kill corals if it gets to them during sunlight. As little as 0.14 mg/L can kill 50% of the corals in less than 24 hours.

 

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