If Hawaiian governor David Ige signs the bill into law, the state will be the first in the world to create such a sunscreen ban.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that the bill was approved nearly unanimously and only 4 of 76 lawmakers were against it. "So, Hawaii is definitely on the cutting edge by banning these risky chemicals in sunscreens".
Tree planted by Trump and France's Macron mysteriously disappears
The French edition of Huffpost quoted a French government official as saying the oak was "doing well" but was under quarantine. Also puzzling is why the White House didn't announce in advance that the planting last week was a purely symbolic event.
"When you think about it, our island paradise, surrounded by coral reefs, is the ideal place to set the gold standard for the world to follow", Gabbard added. It indicates that high levels of these chemicals have been found at popular swimming beaches and reef areas, including Waimea Bay, Hanauma Bay, and Waikiki Beach on Oahu and Honolua Bay and Ahihi-Kīnau natural area reserve on Maui. The law would go in effect beginning January 1, 2021. According to him, "Hawaii is definitely on the cutting edge by banning these unsafe chemicals in sunscreens".
Several other analyses have shown that octinoxate and oxybenzone could halt the proliferation of corals that are under development.
According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), which ranks sunscreen based on the chemical composition and effectiveness, the chemical is present in 65 percent of chemical sunscreens.
"Hawaii is the first state in the nation to pass a measure of this magnitude". The American Chemistry Council opposed the bill on the basis that sun exposure to humans is also a danger.
Hackers Try to Ruin NASA Competition for Three Black Teens
An electric fan spins the water while filtering floss - a type of fiber - collects contaminated particles. Their completed filtration system ended up being based off of NASA's automatic pool purifiers.
One of the chemicals, oxybenzone, can be found in at least 3,500 skin care products, according to HuffPost.
But even a tiny amount of sunscreen containing oxybenzone could be enough to cause harm to corals.
And about 14,000 tons of sunscreen end up in coral reefs worldwide, according to that study.
"What we're really concerned with is that there aren't very many independent studies out there that have gone for peer review", said Tina Yamaki, president of the Retail Merchants of Hawaii. "Oxybenzone and octinoxate, found in the majority of sunscreens, are safe and effective over-the-counter (OTC) active ingredients recognized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as important aides in decreasing the risk of developing skin cancer, the most common cancer in the U.S".
David Fizdale Agrees to Deal to Become New Knicks Head Coach
The former Grizzlies coach had been considered one of the top candidates to replace fired coach Jeff Hornacek. According to ESPN Knicks reporter Ian Begley Fizdale and the Knicks have agreed to a four year deal.