Sunscreen is probably on your list as you plan your fall excursions – and hopefully you’re looking for a product that is “reef safe.” (If not, check out the report from the International Coral Reef...
Apr 8, 2021
The science is clear: oxybenzone kills coral larva at incredibly low concentrations. But until now, it’s been less clear what happens in the human body at exposures similar to those seen at your average beach or swimming pool.
Aug 8, 2019
Do you choose ‘reef-safe’ products because they are kinder to the planet? I did, and even started Stream2Sea to specifically focus on healthy rivers and oceans. Of course, healthy people are...
Jul 29, 2019
Oxybenzone and Octinoxate-Free does not mean safe for use. Learn about the threat posed by a third “O”, Octocrylene.
Jul 15, 2019
Breaking down avobenzone, why it’s harmful, and what you can do about it.
Jun 17, 2019
If you’re spending time freediving this summer, don’t forget to do so ecoconsciously! Freediver or not, check out this blog for underwater tips and resources.
May 27, 2019
Some companies have removed oxybenzone from their products to reduce their toxic impact on the planet, but have replaced that ingredient with other, possibly also toxic, alternatives. Read your ingredents!
Apr 22, 2019
Increasing reserach is showing that many chemicals in sunscreens are endocrine disruptors and are otherwise harmful. FDA regulations are only beginning to catch up.
Apr 15, 2019
Sunscreen bans, S2S Products, and St. Augustine Sailing.
Feb 26, 2019
The City of Key West met in January to discuss a ban on the use of sunscreens that contain the chemicals Oxybenzone and Octinoxate, two commonly used ingredients known to be lethal to coral larva....
Dec 6, 2018
A pilot program designed to test the concept of “educate over legislate” to protect the Florida Keys’ coral reefs is being kicked off by a part-time Key Largo resident. Currently being beta tested...
Nov 5, 2018
Stream2Sea may be located in Florida, but it was conceived in Palau. “We were on a live-aboard, diving a spectacular reef when I noticed a sunscreen oil slick coming off a group of snorkelers,”...