Oxybenzone vs Hawai’i Corals
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Most waterwater treatment does not remove oxybenzone and other toxic chemical sunscreen ingredients during treatment (including pharmaceuticals). We hear people all the time – particularly in Hawaii – say, well, we’re not going in the ocean. You know the old Hawaiian saying, from the mountains to the sea… and that includes the sunscreens we use, … More Removing Organic Contaminants Including Oxybenzone from Wastewater
Make the commitment!: Educate one person a week about the dangers toxic chemical sunscreens have on the health of people, marine life, freshwater & ocean foods, corals. Tell them to beware of “reef safe” claims; instead look for ingredients to avoid: oxybenzone (benzophenone-3), octinoxate (octyl methoxycinnamate), homosalate, octocrylene, avobenzone, octisalate, homosalate, fragrances, nano-particles (“clear”; TiO2; ZnO). Remind … More Make the Commitment!: Educate One Person A Week About the Dangers of Toxic Chemical Sunscreens
THE “OXYBENZONE BILL” IS DEAD. One thing Hawaii legislators succeeded in doing this session, kill all sunscreen bills (we’ll see who gets the beach house). Let the negative press begin. *sigh* On a positive, let’s not wait for politicians – time to take it upon ourselves HawaiiPeeps to make the changes: educate, regulate, protect people, marine life, corals from the negative effects … More HAWAII’S OXYBENZONE BILL IS DEAD
Oxybenzone. It's toxic to more than just corals….