By banning all sunscreens that contain these chemicals, Hawaii hopes to avert devastation of its coral reefs, or at least slow the process and give the coral a chance to recover.
The chemicals found in sunscreens are widely believed to be partly responsible for the damage inflicted on the world's coral reefs and other forms of marine life.
The ban, once signed by Gov. David Ige, will make Hawaii the first state in the country to pass such kind of law and would go into effect on January 1, 2021. It includes bees wax, shea butter, a mix of oils and non nano zinc oxide for sun protection.
As BuzzFeed mentions, the offending chemicals are essentially ubiquitous sunscreen components and often make their way into face lotions, too.
Although the Environmental Working Groupsays most sunscreens on the market are chemical formulas, there's no shortage of alternatives to oxybenzone and octinoxate. Popular tourist beaches in Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands were among the highest concentrations of these products.
This is "a first step to help our reef and protect it from deterioration", said Hawaii state senator Donna Mercado Kim, a fellow Democrat who introduced the measure. "So really it's damaging our corals no matter whether you're wearing it on land or at the beach". And while the company will continue to make products containing the two potentially banned ingredients, which are "clearly listed in the active ingredients on the label", Edgewell also states that it will "continue to ensure [they] comply with all relevant regulations concerning oxybenzone and octinoxate". What are these chemicals, and how do they harm coral reefs and human health? Manufacturers, however, still have a few years to decide their plan of action as the ban won't come into effect before 2021 (provided it gets approval from the governor).
The company booked sales of 114.6 billion RMB ($18 billion) in 2017, up from 68.4 billion RMB in 2016 and 66.8 billion in 2015. In India , Xiaomi said , it has leveraged its number one position to expand and monetize its user base.
On Tuesday, Meghan and Harry announced the performers who will be on hand for their ceremony at St George's chapel. Mr Kanneh-Mason revealed Meghan called him personally to ask him to perform on the big day.
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Sunrisers Hyderabad , who went on to win the match by 31 runs, are now standing at the third spot with four wins from six matches. After batting first Hyderabad managed to score only 118 runs, with Kane Williamson and Yusuf Pathan scoring 29 runs each.
This was done to make sure that Facebook didn't break the 2011 FTC consent decree and deceive customers. PwC essentially said that Facebook was operating an effective privacy program during that time period.
The company has said that providing false information violates its terms, and users can be banned as a result. It said: "Our goal is simply to explain how we use and protect the limited information we have about you".
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