Why should we care?

naver_com_20140829_014714Hello my readers! Thank you for your interest on Oxybenzone free campaign.

On previous blog post, I talked about how using sunscreen with Oxybenzone chemical is damaging the coral reefs and the ecosystem. Thus, this third blog post will discuss the importance of coral reefs.

We all know that sunscreen is a common skin care product that we all use in world wide, as it help us to protect our skin from harmful UV rays and skin cancer. 

However, Oxybenzone chemical in our sunscreen is causing the coral reefs to death, damaging the ecosystem, and impact on our economy.

Here are some of benefits of coral reefs, the reasons of why we should care about this matter.

  • Attracts tourist and generate dollars
  • Protect us from natural phenomena
  • Provide natural resources and job
  • Provide food source

More details about the benefits of coral reefs can be found @ICRI (International Coral Reef Initiative) website.

Like this, coral reefs provide benefits in many ways. However, according to the U.S National Park service, every year, somewhere between 4,000 and 6,000 tons of sunscreen enters coral reef areas around the world and it destroys the valuable habitat for marine organisms. 

How does it sound to you?

 You can help coral reefs by using oxybenzone free products and spreading the news.

It’s time to return the gift!

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naver_com_20140829_014727.jpgby 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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