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
4/27 4:30 pm update: Rep Lee is still working on an acceptable draft of the bill. There are still ISSUES on the House side. Committee reconvening tomorrow 3:30. Tonight if can, please email all conferees (below). Tell them to vote yes on SB1150 SD2 HD3 CD1. We do not need more studies; the science already exists. … More Hawaii’s SB1150 “Oxybenzone Bill” Updates: Latest from the State Capitol
A top NOAA scientist backs the need to ban oxybenzone to protect Hawaii’s coral reefs – and sends it to all Senators and Representatives in Hawaii as they are deciding on what to do regarding SB1150 – the bill that has the potential to ban or restrict use of sunscreens containing oxybenzone in Hawaii. (Wow!) April … More Top NOAA Scientist: Oxybenzone is Toxic to Corals!
ACTION ALERT: Today spend a few minutes and call the offices of Conference Committee Chairs for SB1150 “The Oxybenzone Bill”. Nicely express your concerns. Ask that they put forth and pass an oxybenzone bill that addresses restriction of use at beaches in/around the ocean; focuses on a massive campaign to educate the public/tourists; and ultimately ban sales of toxic chemical sunscreens… … More ACTION: Last Chance Get Your Voice Heard SB1150 “The Oxybenzone Bill”
HUGE FULL COLOR PSA in this week’s Washington Post about Sunscreen Pollution in Hawai’i (signers on this effort include a long and growing list of NGOs, Scientists, Cosmetic Companies, Hawaii Businesses. Eyeballs from Washington DC to Caribbean to Israel and all over the world are looking at HAWAII. Watching what the legislators are going to do to … More The Hawai’i Oxybenzone Boom Campaign: Wake Up Legislators, the World is Watching
Discover a selection of natural sunscreens with the least negative impact on humans, sea life, corals. If you are going into the water, look for ones made to stay on your skin! Avoid oxybenzone, octinoxate, homosalate, octocrylene, avobenzone, nano particles… … More Eco-Friendly Sunscreen Guide
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Do you know what’s in your sunscreen? Do you know what those ingredients are doing to your health and the health of ecosystems? While many will suggest there aren’t enough studies regarding the negative impacts of toxic chemical sunscreen ingredients on corals, sea life, or people, in actuality there are so many it’s getting difficult to collect … More What’s in Your Sunscreen?