State bill takes aim at more sunscreen chemicals

  • Terry Lilley / Contributed photo

    The blue rice coral is called rice coral as it looks like grains of rice growing on the reef.

HONOLULU— Sunscreens containing two harmful petrochemicals — avobenzone and octocrylene — would be banned from sale in Hawai‘i under a bill passed on March 9 by the Hawai‘i Senate.

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