Sunscreen Awareness Bonaire

The threat that sunscreens containing Oxybenzone form to our reefs on Bonaire is very complex, but the solution can be quite simple and you can also make a difference!

Is Sunscreen a threat to Bonaire’s reefs?

Scientists have been researching the harmful effects of sunscreen on corals for more than a decade. The most leading scientist in this area of research, is Dr. Craig Downs Executive Director, Haereticus Environmental Laboratory (HEL), Viriginia USA, who has focused his scientific research on oxybenzone; a UV filter used in many sunscreens. Craig Downs’ research has led to a dedicated… Read more →