Proposed legislation to ban octinoxate and oxybenzone in sunscreens was passed by the Hawaii's legislature last week because of the harmful ecological impact on the coral reefs and their causing hormonal and reproductive harm to marine animals according to a 2015 study. This is a first of its kind legislation that could set the standard for other states to follow. If the legislation is signed by Governor David Ige, it will become law in January of 2021.
The two ingredients identified in the proposed legislation, octinoxate and oxybenzone are also bad for humans. One study in the International Journa