30 Jun '17, 4pm

Zombie coral reefs are real. And the culprit could be your sunscreen

Zombie coral reefs are real. And the culprit could be your sunscreen

The sunscreen we slather on to protect ourselves from the sun's harmful rays is doing incredible damage to the world's coral reefs. A 2015 study found that just a small amount of sunscreen containing the ingredient oxybenzone is enough to break down coral, causing it to lose its nutrients, turn ghostly white or bleach and often die. The study was conducted in Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands, reports the Washington Post , after a chance encounter with a vendor waiting for another group of tourists and the "long oil slick" of sunblock they would leave in their wake. According to the National Park Service, 4,000 to 6,000 tons of sunscreen enters reef areas annually. But tourists at the beach aren't the only ones spreading harmful sunscreen chemicals to the coral reefs. Kids on playgrounds and athletes out for runs all come home and wash away the chemicals at home, and thos...

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