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It's estimated that 4000-6000 tons of sunscreen is washed off beach goers annually.

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Smart Tips

June 25, 2009

Green Sunscreen

Next time you're out in the sun
Or at the pool having some fun,
Slather yourself with sunscreen
Just make sure your SPF is green.

Screening Sunscreen

With summer finally here it's essential to stock up on some eco-friendly sun care products. Why not pick up some biodegradable sunscreen that's easy on the environment and your skin?

  • It's important to check the label of the sun block you're using. Many popular brands of sunscreen contain a laundry list of harsh chemicals that could actually be harmful to some. Opt instead for organic sun care products to avoid the issue altogether.
  • Many traditional sunscreens contain chemicals that have been shown to cause destruction to the coral reefs. Chemicals such as ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate and benzophenone-3 may induce a viral infection of algae living in coral, which leads to bleaching of the reef.

 

Check It Out

Green Sunscreens: http://www.pristineplanet.com/
biodegradable-organic-sunblock-natural-non-toxic-eco-friendly/
sunscreen/1314_a_0.html

Coral Reef Bleaching: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/
2008/01/080129-sunscreen-coral.html

Chemicals in Sunscreen: http://scienceline.org/2006/10/16/
health-cosier-sunscreen/

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