Sunscreen is damaging a vital ecosystem: Coral reefs

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When the mercury rises, most of us reach for the sunscreen – believing we are doing something positive by protecting against cancer-causing rays. But research shows that oxybenzone—a common ingredient in sunscreen—is disrupting coral’s reproduction and growth cycles. The good news is there are alternatives that, if implemented, could save the precious ecosystem of coral reefs around the world.

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Sunscreen is damaging a vital ecosystem: Coral reefs
National Geographic
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Lindsay Forcellini is a Marketing & Communications Officer at Ingenium. She is passionate about storytelling and curious about people.