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Avoid Oxybenzones

How a common chemical in sunscreen is damaging our coral reefs Tuesday 6 September 2016 Dr Karl Kruszelnicki article link herePeople need to avoid skin damage when they go to the beach, but many sunscreens include oxybenzone, and that's bad news for coral. Dr Karl Kruszelnicki explains what makes this chemical so harmful, and what we can do about it.From the cradle to the grave, Australians are taught to use sunscreen to avoid sunburn and skin cancers. But the universe is complicated, with unexpected links—and so, everything has a cost. In this case, the cost appears to be that one popular sunscreen chemical seems to attack coral.Oxybenzone has been proven to have harmful effects on coral. In fact, it has...

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