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is your sunscreen hurting our reefs?

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Not only can your sunscreen be detrimental to your own health but studies have found that Oxybenzone found in most body products and sunscreens is causing our reefs to die. WellBeing magazine tells us that it “deforms coral larvae by damaging DNA and trapping them in their own skeletons.” Coral Bleaching is another side effect of this chemical, whilst water temperatures are the main cause of this phenomenon, Oxybenzone is still a contributor. Continue reading is your sunscreen hurting our reefs?