Published: Sat, July 07, 2018
Research | By Derrick Holloway

Hawaii becomes first state to ban certain suncreens

Hawaii becomes first state to ban certain suncreens

In an attempt to preserve its marine diversity, Hawaii became the first state to ban the sales of sunblocks that contain harmful chemicals. Others will have to buy sunscreens without these chemicals or bring their own sunscreen with them to Hawaii. They found four major toxic effects in developing coral, namely: increased susceptibility to bleaching, DNA damage, abnormal skeleton growth and gross deformities in baby coral.

But Gov. David Ige, a Democrat, is expected to sign the bill this week, making Hawaii the first state to enact legislation created to protect marine ecosystems by banning such sunscreens.

Gov. David Ige will sign a bill on Tuesday that makes selling sunscreens with oxybenzone and octinoxate illegal.

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The coral reefs surrounding Hawaii are hugely important to the U.S. state, aside from being home to marine life and drawing tourists for snorkelling and diving, a recent study found that coral reef provides protection for coastal towns from storm floods.

"Unfortunately, people also pose the greatest threat to coral reefs", according to the Smithsonian.

"Healthy reefs are a fundamental part of a larger ecosystem which is important to the health of our planet", said Sen. Coral reefs the world over are already having a rough go of things thanks to warming ocean temperatures and mankind's inability to clean up after itself.

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While environmentalists and most residents of Hawaii applaud approval of the legislation, some merchants have anxious the move may hurt at the cash register as about 70% of all common sunscreens now on the market would fall under this ban. "We've got to take action to make sure we can protect the other half as best we can because we know that time is against us".

Jay Sirois, director of regulatory affairs for an association that represents sunscreen manufacturers, recently told NPR: "We're taking away a product, or products ... that have been shown over the course of time to be safe and effective" against the harmful effects of the sun.

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