Sunscreen is a threat to coral reef health, but size of threat unknown

Washington DC (UPI) Mar 31, 2021
As skin cancer rates have increased, health officials have implored the public to lather on the sunscreen. Now, scientists are worried all those UV-filtering compounds are harming coral reefs. Previously, lab experiments have shown oxybenzone, a UV-filtering chemical common in sunscreen, damages the DNA of adult coral and deforms the DNA of coral larvae. Studies have also shown U

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