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Travelers Affect Coral Reefs: From Biodegradable Sunscreen to Overfishing


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Source: Travelers Today

August 14, 2012

A study published in Environmental Health Perspectives journal found that ultraviolet filters in sunscreen cause viral infections in the algae that keeps coral healthy and bleaches hard corals. From the study authors found that sunscreen could play a damaging role in coral reefs, while some scientists say it's not a pressing issue.

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