Sunscreen harms coral life - Instituto Ecológica

Sunscreen harms coral life

Despite its benefits to human skin, sunscreen is very harmful to the environment.

Upon entering the sea using the protectors, the bather releases the oxybenzone into the sea. Upon reaching the corals, the substance may even kill the animal.

Those who survive are unable to withstand the heating of the water and have a compromised breeding system.

Fortunately, not all filters have the substance, but it is also present in some perfumes and cosmetics.

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