ReefLove is a campaign to spread the word about the damage to coral reefs caused by chemical-containing personal care products. Many personal care products, sunscreen among them, contain chemicals that kill corals in a process called bleaching. These chemicals are great for sun protection, but they are harmful to marine life, and there is increasing evidence that they aren’t so good for humans.
The good news is that there are great alternatives for sun protection that don’t involve these chemicals. By covering up instead of slathering on chemicals, you protect the reef and protect yourself!
Want to help? Show and share your ReefLove!
The ReefLove campaign is a Girl Scout Gold Award project.
Photo credit: National Park Service
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