Coral reefs are the most species-rich and complex marine ecosystems. Their precious biodiversity is the result of the coexistence of various environmental and geographical factors, making them one of the most important ecological community to be preserved.
One alarm bell of their state of health is coral bleaching.
Recent studies* have shown that certain sunscreens may be the cause of this phenomenon even if no validated method to test coral is existing-yet. Actually, to be "Hawaiian Compliant" the formulation mustn't contain Benzophenone-3 and Ethyl Methoxycinnamate.
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Sunscreens Cause Coral Bleaching by Promoting Viral Infections
Environmental Health Perspectives 116:4, R. Danovaro, L. Bongiorni, Cinzia Corinaldesi, Donato Giovannelli,
Elisabetta Damiani, Paola Astolfi, Lucedio Greci, and Antonio Pusceddu - 2008.
A Critical Review of Organic Ultraviolet Filter Exposure, Hazard, and Risk to Corals
Carys L. Mitchelmore,a,* Emily E. Burns,b Annaleise Conway,a Andrew Heyes,a and Iain A. Daviesb,*aUniversity of Maryland
Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Solomons, Maryland, USA bPersonal Care Products
Council, Washington, DC, USA Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry—Volume 00, Number 00—pp. 1–22, 2021.