An alarming fact is coming to light – some of the sunscreen that swimmers put on their bodies to prevent burns is killing the world’s precious coral reefs!
A recent study by the journal Environmental Health Perspectives found that four common ingredients in sunscreen, (paraben, cinnamate, benzophenone, and a camphor derivative) are actually killing coral reefs worldwide. Researchers estimate that 4,000 to 6,000 metric tons of sunscreen wash off swimmers annually in oceans worldwide, and that up to 10 percent of coral reefs are threatened by sunscreen-induced bleaching.
To read more on the effects on Sunscreen on the world’s coral beds, please see today’s front-page article on Yahoo! http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080523/ts_afp/environmentpollutionspeciescoral
Erbaviva Sunscreen is completely natural with no synthetics; it contains none of the ingredients listed to be hazardous to coral. Rest assured that when using Erbaviva Sunscreen you are obtaining excellent all-natural UVA, UVB and full spectrum protection. Safe for babies, adults, and the coral reefs.
Due to it’s high demand, Erbaviva Sunscreen is temporarily out of stock – it will be available again in several weeks.