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Florida could require a prescription for certain sunscreens that could harm coral reefs

Sen. Linda Stewart’s proposed bill would require a prescription to use sunscreens with oxybenzone and octinoxate, two chemicals found in most sunscreens that effectively protect against UV radiation but, researchers suggest, can also cause coral bleaching and eventually kill reefs. Under the bill, their sale would be banned without a prescription.”Reef-safe” sunscreens that leave out… Read More »