- August 10, 2021
Thailand bans coral-damaging sunscreens in marine parks
Thailand has banned sunscreens containing chemicals that damage coral from all of its marine national parks.
[...] The Thai Department of Conservation said four ingredients commonly found in sun creams were shown to destroy coral larvae, obstruct coral reproduction and cause reef bleaching.
Anyone flouting the ban can be fined up to 100,000 baht (£2,100).
However, officials have not said how they plan to enforce the new rule.
The banned lotions are those containing oxybenzone, octinoxate, 4-methylbenzylidene camphor or butylparaben.
Similar bans have been introduced by the Pacific island of Palau and the US state of Hawaii.
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