Thursday, April 25, 2024

Coral-Damaging Sunscreens Banned In Thailand

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Thailand has announced that coral-damaging sunscreens will be banned in all its national parks.

The ban has come into effect immediately and anyone caught flouting it will face a hefty fine. All products containing the following chemicals are banned:

  • Oxybenzone.
  • Octinoxate
  • 4-methylbenzylidene camphor.
  • Butylparaben

The chemicals have been found to cause coral reef bleaching, by preventing coral reproduction after it kills coral larvae.

People found breaking the ban face a fine of up to 100,000 baht/~US$3,008/~£2,100/~€2,537.

Sourcebbc.com
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmyhttps://www.deeperblue.com
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for DeeperBlue.com

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