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Palau has become the first country to ban sun cream

Palau has become the first country to ban sun cream

The Pacific nation of Palau has become the 1st country to ban Sun cream. It considers that it is harmful to corals and sea life.

Key Points:

  • From 1st January 2020, Sun cream will not be allowed to worn or sold in the country.
  • The list includes oxybenzone and octinoxate, which absorb ultraviolet light.
  • Tommy Remengesau is Palau’s President.
  • The nation markets itself as a “pristine paradise” for all the divers.
  • A lagoon in Palau’s Rock Islands is a Unesco World Heritage site. The population of the country is approximately 20,000.
  • The International Coral Reef Foundation stated the banned chemicals were known to be as environmental pollutants since most of them are incredibly toxic to juvenile stages of many wildlife species.

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