How do you feel about sunscreen being banned??

+3 votes
asked May 23, 2018 in Ocean Conservation by Cvet (3,369 points)
This started in Hawaii, but just not sure how they enforce it..

6 Answers

+2 votes
answered May 23, 2018 by hurfish (3,024 points)
selected May 24, 2018 by Cvet
Best answer
It’s a good attempt to save the reefs but as with any “environmental safe” products they just don’t cut it. Sunscreen is a difficult one. As it is most don’t do the job in protecting you in and around the water. Few are actually water proof and still work well.

That said, I don’t think the reef safe ones are as good “for your protection “ as they claim for the reefs.
+2 votes
answered May 23, 2018 by frontbeast (2,220 points)
I think it is great..... For the reefs. That is if the New ones i have seen.... Reef safe sun screen, i think ist is called. Work!!! Then thats All I will use, when going in the water.
+2 votes
answered Jun 8, 2018 by Scubachuck (1,093 points)
Completely agree. I use Heliocare pills that give you an SPF 8. Plus an SPF shirt on the surface
+1 vote
answered May 27, 2018 by Cvet (3,369 points)
Years ago when I was Australia I thought they were going to make a lotion from something  that the reef released to protect its self from the sun. It sounded like a great idea
+1 vote
answered Jun 8, 2018 by Scubachuck (1,093 points)
The boat captain can certainly help.
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answered Jul 4, 2018 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
Certain types should be banned, yes. Those that are 'certified' safe should be allowed. (And one can help themself by wearing a long sleeved UV protector Shark Zen shirt. They work and are comfortable.
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