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Sunscreens destroy coral reefs by releasing harmful chemicals that disrupt microorganisms found in water

Summer is a time for sun, sea, and surf. Now, it’s also becoming a time to harm corals and the marine life they protect. That’s because the sunscreen which tourists apply generously on their skin before getting into the beach has chemicals that harm the corals living thousands of  feet below the sea.  Sunscreens have been suspected carriers of chemicals that harm marine life since 2008. Italian researchers have stated that sunscreen can cause viral infections in corals and “play an important role in coral bleaching.”  Read more...


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