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Committee on Commerce, Science, and TransportationIntroducedMay 8th, 2019
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Oxybenzone and octinoxate are linked to numerous problems for marine life that live around coral reefs. As such, sunscreen customers who want to be environmentally friendly should be able to buy sunscreens that are clearly labeled as “reef safe” due to lack of these (and other reef-harming) ingredients.
Reef-safe sunscreens are less effective than sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate and their widespread use could increase the incidence of skin cancer and potentially lead to a public health crisis. That’s not a risk worth taking when considering the other environmental factors harming coral reefs.