By Heidi Hoff, Alive.com
Hint: Check your label!
You’re heading out—but did you remember your sunscreen? And did you remember to check the label on that sunscreen? Turns out a common sunscreen ingredient has been implicated in the destruction of coral reefs around the world.
As you’re gearing up for your ride, you’ll be sure to slather on your sunscreen, right? Protecting ourselves from the sun’s damaging rays is as important as protecting our noggins from the damaging effects of a fall from the saddle. But did you know that the kind of sunscreen you use can also have damaging effects on our environment?
There is growing concern that our sunscreens may be contributing to the destruction of coral reefs around the world.