Key West has joined the growing number of vacation destinations to ban sunscreens that can be toxic for the environment.
The move is aimed at protecting coral reefs, that have been dying off at an alarming rate.
CGTN’s Nitza Soledad Perez reports.
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The southern-most tip of the U.S. is banning popular sunscreens because they are damaging the coral reefs. See what's happening in #keywest Florida. . . . It's part of a trend of communities banning certain sunscreen including #hawaii, #palau, #bonaire, and parts of #mexico. CGTN's @nitzasoledad reports. #sunscreen #coralbleaching #coralreef #oxybenzonefree #octinoxatefree #savecoral
Nicole Crane speaks about the dying coral reefs & global efforts to protect the ecosystem
CGTN’s Rachelle Akuffo spoke to Nicole Crane, coral reef biologist, about the growing push to ban sunscreen contain chemicals considered harmful for coral reefs.