Bullfrog Blog — safe sunscreens
Hawaii Act 104 Reef Compliant Sunscreen
As of Jan. 1, 2021, Hawaii bans the sale of sunscreen containing two coral-harming chemicals called oxybenzone and octinoxate under Act 104. While most Hawaiians were already doing their part to protect ocean life by avoiding products containing these chemicals, Act 104 helps to ensure that tourists don't unwittingly pick up environment-harming sunscreens at stores and resorts. Don't buy your next bottle of sunscreen before learning the difference between Hawaii Act 104 reef-compliant sunscreen and regular sunscreen. What's so bad about oxybenzone and octinoxate? It's believed that oxybenzone and octinoxate contribute to coral bleaching. The stress placed on bleached coral...