Here’s the first country in the world to ban sunscreens harmful to coral reefs

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Planning a holiday to Palau? Take the right sunscreen or you’ll be up for a hefty fine.

The Pacific island nation, an archipelago made up of over 500 islands and home to some of the most stunning coral reefs in the world, will become the very first country in the world to ban sunscreens that are harmful to reefs, BBC reports.

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It’s a whole country ban similar to that imposed by Hawaii, which became the first US state to ban sunscreens deemed harmful to reefs in May. 

Like Hawaii, Palau’s ban comes into effect in 2020. Read more…

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