End false advertising and misleading cosmetic slogans!

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End false advertising and misleading cosmetic slogans!

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Climate change, pollution, and other environmental factors are slowly eroding the health of reefs around the world, which in turn can affect the health of the oceans.

Ingredients in sun scream damage delicate coral reef systems and up to 6,000 tons of sunscreen are estimated to wash into coral reefs around the globe each year.

Sun cream is a non-negotiable and vital tool in order to combating damaging effects of the sun and in particular preventing skin cancer.

This may be the case but research suggests that there are many harmful chemicals in the majority of sun creams, such as Oxybenzone and Octinoxate that damage marine life, an invaluable ecosystem.

There are products out there that work toward preventing the at times damaging effects of the sun and also do not include environmentally damaging ingredients.

The difficulty today though is that many companies and cosmetic organisations make it so difficult to understand ingredients as well as continuous false advertising and claims of "marine safe" or "reef friendly".

The terms "marine safe" and “reef safe” do not have agreed-upon definitions and therefore isn’t strictly regulated by government. This means sunscreen manufacturers and large cosmetic organisations aren’t required to test and demonstrate that such products won’t harm aquatic life!

Consumer awareness is however on the rise and it is now time to demand that manufacturers should be accurate and stop advertising misleading statements.

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