Pacific Island to Introduce World-First ‘Reef-Toxic’ Sunscreen Ban

From 2020, lotions containing any of 10 chemicals linked to coral bleaching will be outlawed. The tiny Pacific island nation of Palau will ban “reef-toxic” sunscreens from 2020 in what it claims is a world-first initiative to stop chemical pollution killing its famed corals. Palau, which lies in the north-west Pacific, east …