Between 4,000 and 6,000 metric tons of sunscreen enter reef areas annually

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  1. KeeganP

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    Didn't really think about this, did any of you...? :(

    National Aquarium | The Secret Harm in Sunscreen
     
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    Seems improbable to me, considering the inconceivable mass of the oceans.

    But, hey, what do I know. :blush:
     
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    I thought that exact same thing
     
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    Well,
    I heard somewhere, that 1 drop of oil can contaminate 1million liters of water...

    Since most sunblock is oil based, 4000 to 6000 metric tons can cause some harm...

    Add to that the oxybenzone...
     
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    1L of oil... not a drop.
     
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    :m04: Thanks.
     
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