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Florida’s Key West bans sunscreen ingredients that scientists say contribute to coral reef bleaching

Rejected submission by realDonaldTrump at 2019-02-07 01:55:19

"The Key West City Commission, in a 6-1 vote Tuesday, voted to ban the sale of sunscreens that contain the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate, which are typically used to block the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

Officials hope the ban will protect and preserve the only living coral reef in North America, the Miami Herald reported.

The law takes effect on Jan 1, 2021. That’s the same day a similar law in Hawaii — the first state to ban the sale of sunscreens containing the two ingredients, according to the publication — also begins." []

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