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Hawaii lawmakers passed a bill today banning the sale of sunscreens containing chemicals believed to be harmful to coral reefs.
If Gov. David Ige signs the bill into law, it will take effect Jan. 1, 2021 and make Hawaii the first state in the nation to enact such a law.
Senate Bill 2571, introduced by state Sen. Mike Gabbard (D, Kapolei-Makakilo), prohibits the sale and distribution of over-the-counter sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate in Hawaii. The bill was up for House and Senate floor votes today.
So IMO this has been known for a very long time ..
sunscreens containing chemicals believed to be harmful to coral reefs.