Sunscreens ban goes into effect

HAWAI‘I — Sale of sunscreens containing certain reef-harming chemicals is now prohibited in Hawai‘i. Hawai‘i passed a law, Act 104 (2018), 30 months ago, for effect on January 1, 2021. The law bans the sale of sunscreens containing two common chemicals, oxybenzone and octinoxate, that are harmful to coral reefs.