War on sunscreen?
According to researchers and recent impact studies, sunscreen chemicals cause great damage to marine life and its ecosystem.
Many of the sun creams use aggressive compounds such as oxybenzone and octinoxate, toxic to reef seaweed or coral itself, thus impacting other marine species.
Palaos, an archipelago of Micronesia, has taken the world lead and has banned the use of protectors harmful to the environment
According to www.lasprovincias.es ; Since last day 1, in Palau, anti-burn creams containing chemicals with oxybenzone, octocrylene and parabens are strictly prohibited. Those who import or sell this type of filters may be fined 1,000 euros.
What can we do?
Do not be alarmed, we can continue to enjoy the sun fully covered with SPF50 protector thanks to the environmentally friendly protectors, such as Sunprotect; Nebulizer protector, vegan and careful with the environment distributed in multishot machines of thousands of applications; that thus avoiding the manufacture and consumption of plastic containers that in many occasions end up degrading their environment.
Apart from plastics, every year between 6000 and 14000 tons of sunscreen that destroy coral reefs end up at sea; Sunprotect cream does not contain any active chemical element that contaminates water. In particular, it should be noted that it does not contain oxybenzone, also known as BP-3, which, present in more than 3,500 sun protection products and brands, is a leader in the ranking of chemical assets that threaten marine fauna.