Ban on Chemical Sunscreen Containing Oxybenzone and Octinoxate in 2021Coral reefs are underwater structures created by calcium carbonate extracted from seawater. Corals are under the oceans all over the world. They provide shelter and food for many sea creatures, and it is called the rainforests of the sea because of its diversity in the marine ecosystem. Humans benefit from coral reefs, which provide food, marine tourism, and coastal protection. However, global warming, pollution, and fishing are destroying this crucial marine ecosystem. Scientists have found that coral reefs are declining health and are destroyed in some places in the world.
Chemicals are going to be banned
Scientists have also cited Oxybenzone and Octinoxate in sunscreens may cause damages to corals and sea life. Environmentalists and lawmakers have started to stop the sale of sunscreens that contain these chemicals.
Places where The Ban occur
Hawaii became the first state to ban the sales of chemical sunscreens with oxybenzone and Octinoxate. The US Virgin Islands, Key West, Florida, the Caribbean island of Bonaire, and Palau have also banned sunscreens harming coral reefs and asking people not to use sunscreens with oxybenzone and Octinoxate.
Cellbone has been aware of the issues with these controversial ingredients. We do not use any toxic chemicals in our formulations.