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Palau becomes world's first country to ban sunscreen

Jan 02, 2020 14:43 IST

Island nation Palau has become the first country in the world to ban 'toxic' sun creams that pose a threat to coral life. Sun creams with ingredients like oxybenzone will not be sold in the country with immediate effect. The ban was announced in 2018 and has been implemented from 1st January 2020.

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