Coral Reef Education 
Is your Sunscreen Safe?

Protect yourself , your ohana , our beautiful coral reefs , marine life, and our beautiful aina "land".

Ingredients in common sunscreens contain one or more of the following toxic chemicals-

AVOID SUNSCREENS CONTAINING:

  • Oxybenzone

  • Octinoxate

  • Octocrylene

  • Avobenzone

  • Homosalate

  • Octisalate

  • Parabens

  • Nano Particles

  • Propylene Glycol

  • Cocamide DEA

  • Synthetic Fragrances

  • Phenoxyethanol 

  • ARESOL SPRAYS -They travel hundreds of feet in the breeze 

USE ONLY Mineral Sunscreens that contain one or two ACTIVE ingredients

  • NON Nano Zinc Oxide 

  • Titanium Dioxide

and in a natural base meaning no funky ingredients you cant even pronounce.

 

Hawaii passed Bill SB2571

Effective January 1, 2021

Which finds the two chemicals Oxybenzone and Octinoxate to have significant harmful impacts on Hawaii's marine environment and residing ecosystems, including coral reefs, 

Oxybenzone and Octinoxate cause mortality in developing coral, They are endocrine disruptors. Scientific studies show that both chemicals can induce feminization in adult male fish and increase reproductive diseases in species such as sea urchins, eels and parrotfish aka Uhu..

Swimming and other water activities cause these chemicals to pollute Hawaii's waters.. 

The purpose of this Act is to preserve marine ecosystems, including coral reefs, by PROHIBITING THE SALE in Hawaii.

It shall be unlawful to sell or offer or distribute sunscreens containing these two very harmful; chemicals. 

 

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