What is Oxybenzone?

스크린샷 2016-10-17 오후 6.42.27.pngWelcome back everyone!

How are you all today? Have you read my first blog post?  I want to hear your thoughts about my campaign!

So please,

Feel free to leave any comments at anytime and share your thoughts with me.

Following the first blog post, today I will explain about the chemical called Oxybenzone and How Oxybenzone chemical in our sunscreen is causing the damage to the corals and the ecosystem.

So you might be wondering what is this ‘Oxybenzone’?

(I never heard of it)


Basically, the Oxybenzone or Benzophenone-3 is a common chemical ingredient for many sunscreens.

However, according to the report published in the ‘Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology’ by an international group of scientist, Oxybenzone is toxic to coral even at extremely low concentrations of 62 parts per trillion, which means that is equivalent of a single drop of water in a size of Olympic swimming pool.

 The study also found that the Oxybenzone cause damage to coral DNA, increase susceptibility to bleach coral white, causing “gross deformities” in baby corals. A lot of baby corals trapped in to their own skeleton as they become unable to move and from this, countless baby corals dies.


We all know that coral reefs are part of foundation of the ocean food chain and it provide a marine life sanctuary.

However, our lack of awareness of using the sunscreen with Oxybenzone chemical is damaging the coral reefs and ecosystem. 

So my readers, stop using coral keeling sunscreens and be a part of Oxybenzone free.

naver_com_20140511_144332by C.W.H

(Oxybenzone Free campaign aims to raise awareness of the damaging effects of oxybenzone sunscreens, to reduce Oxybenzone pollution and keep our corals alive. Show us your support @Oxybenzonefree and do what you can!)

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