Palau bans ’toxic’ sunscreen

Palau bans ’toxic’ sunscreen

Palau has become the first country to ban ’reef-toxic’ sunscreens which are harmful to corals and sea life. The Pacific island nation has introduced strict environmental measures to with chemicals that would irreparably harm the reefs. Any reef-toxic sunscreen imported or sold in Palau will now be confiscated and the owner will be fined $1,000.

NotACerealKiller 3 months

See, now this is environmental protectionism. Not protesting for a day and then patting yourself on the back. (Assuming they enforce it properly)

Logan 3 months

Good, I'm just curious how they plan to enforce it. Commercial imports should be easy, but checking every bottle of sunscreen brought in by tourists is definitely a big task. Still, I'm all for this.

bobby_5150 3 months

Thank you skin cancer lobby and their supporters.

Lord Flasheart
Lord Flasheart 3 months

So is it sunscreen bleaching the coral of the Great Barrier Reef?

America 3 months

Amazing news, need more!

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