According to an estimate, every year around 14000 tonnes of sunscreen lotion gets washed into the oceans when the people who use these lotions, enter into sea for swimming or fun. The sunscreen contains various harmful chemicals which can damage the Corals reef in the ocean. Palau has become the first country to ban the sunscreen lotion in a bid to preserve the conral reef. If any tourists found using or possessing the banned sunscreen lotions, they will be penalised. An excellent move by the country.

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  • Re: Palau - The first country to ban sunscreen lotions

    by » 5 weeks ago


    Palau is a small Pacific island with tourism and the coral reefs being it's main attraction , so it is more to do with need . Coral is very sensitive to chemicals , so they are making sure that anything that would affect them adversely , which in turn would hit the tourism is banned .. If I am not mistaken , there is such a ban in Hawaii as well


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  • Re: Palau - The first country to ban sunscreen lotions

    by » 5 weeks ago


    usha manohar wrote:

    Palau is a small Pacific island with tourism and the coral reefs being it's main attraction , so it is more to do with need . Coral is very sensitive to chemicals , so they are making sure that anything that would affect them adversely , which in turn would hit the tourism is banned .. If I am not mistaken , there is such a ban in Hawaii as well

    Yes your information is correct. Sunscreen is also banned in Hawaii but Hawaii is not country and comes under US but Palau is a country which has number of islands.


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  • Re: Palau - The first country to ban sunscreen lotions

    by » 5 weeks ago


    It is demand of time to save nature. Other countries must be follow Palau and banned sunscreen lotion.


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  • Re: Palau - The first country to ban sunscreen lotions

    by » 5 weeks ago


    It is the need of the hour to save nature and so I think it is a welcome decision to save the corals and marine life.


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  • Re: Palau - The first country to ban sunscreen lotions

    by » 4 weeks ago


    A very significant and necessary move. Many countries are awakened and are taking strict measures to conserve environment and nature to the best of  their ability, hope such measures are implemented in India everywhere and not just a few places.


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  • Re: Palau - The first country to ban sunscreen lotions

    by » 4 weeks ago


    Kalyani Nandurkar wrote:

    A very significant and necessary move. Many countries are awakened and are taking strict measures to conserve environment and nature to the best of  their ability, hope such measures are implemented in India everywhere and not just a few places.

    Most of people are in favor of banned on chemicals which are harmful of environment, but in India it is not easy job.


  • Re: Palau - The first country to ban sunscreen lotions

    by » 4 weeks ago


    I think in a Country like India it is very hard to implement such strict measures, also is it not beneficial to check people by scanning whether they have applied sunscreen lotion or not?

    Because I think Sunscreen lotion is required in places where there is excess UV rays which causes sunburn. Though I have not yet experienced any such thing as sunburn but may be it will be required in future because of depleting Ozone layer.


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  • Re: Palau - The first country to ban sunscreen lotions

    by » 4 weeks ago


    epraneeth77 wrote:

    I think in a Country like India it is very hard to implement such strict measures, also is it not beneficial to check people by scanning whether they have applied sunscreen lotion or not?

    Because I think Sunscreen lotion is required in places where there is excess UV rays which causes sunburn. Though I have not yet experienced any such thing as sunburn but may be it will be required in future because of depleting Ozone layer.

    It is not us Indians who really need to use sunscreen as we are darker in skin colour, we have plenty of melanin in our skin to protect us from the UV rays of sun. It is the Europeans, or the white people who have no melanin in their body. They need to use sunscreen more than us. However, instead of using chemical based, they need to research into herbal or natural ingredients to be used as sunscreens.


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  • Re: Palau - The first country to ban sunscreen lotions

    by » 4 weeks ago


    I am not sure if there are any herbal and organic sunscreen available. That would be a good option as people have to use sunscreen to save themselves from the harm of UV rays. But it has been always controversial whether sunscreen is actually effective of doing that. Moreover, there has been articles about sunscreen causing harm to our skin too.


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  • Re: Palau - The first country to ban sunscreen lotions

    by » 4 weeks ago


    I think with the amount of different trees and different medicines in Homeopathy that are available, a lotion for sunscreen should be available. May be they are less marketed due to cost constraints and less funding.


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