START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

Swimmers' Sunscreen Kills Coral :: Green Living at Care2


Environment  (tags: climate, destruction, ecosystems, environment, habitatdestruction, humans, nature, oceans, protection, pollution, water, habitat )

Shannon
- 2426 days ago - care2.com
Paraben, cinnamate, benzophenone and a camphor derivative found in sunscreen activate a virus dormant in algae causing the algae to explode and kill the coral beds dependant on the algae for nutrients.



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

Comments

Ann W. (15)
Saturday June 5, 2010, 9:38 am
I knew this. It's not rocket science.
 
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story


Loading Noted By...Please Wait

 

 
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of Care2.com or its affiliates.