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Sunscreen law in USVI passed to protect coral reefs


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Jan 2, 2016
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Tradewinds, Divi, Quarter House, Casa Ybel
Sunscreen law in USVI passed to protect coral reefs

By Gay Nagle Myers / Caribbean / Travel Weekly / travelweekly.com / Aug 16, 2019

“A law passed in the U.S. Virgin Islands last month will ban the importation, sale and possession of sunscreens containing oxybenzone, octinoxate and octocrylene, which some say are deadly to corals and threaten the health of coral reefs.

These are ingredients found in many of the everyday sunscreens that most beachgoers use. A complete list of safe sunscreens, which includes zinc oxide and mineral sunscreen, is at www.islandgreenliving.org, a website produced by the Island Green Living Association, a St. John-based nonprofit.

The chemicals targeted in the sunscreen ban wash off people's bodies when they swim and cause coral bleaching, which kills the coral, according to advocates of the law....”

For more information visit Island Green Living Association:


A couple snorkeling at Trunk Bay on Saint John, US Virgin Islands
Photo: David Brimm / Shutterstock.com


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Nov 13, 2007
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Excellent. Every little bit that humans can do to protect the coral reefs is a good thing.