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    Senior Member Mr. Ratt's Avatar
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    "Banned" sunscreen.

    We've all heard about this or that sunscreen being "banned" from use or sale on the island.
    For anyone who has been to Ling and Sons lately..... how much of an impact has this had, as in,
    is the Aussie Gold line of products still available?
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    the ban has not yet gone into effect.

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    I saw Australian Gold for sale in many stores when we were there last February.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    the ban has not yet gone into effect.
    Do we know when the ban will go into effect?

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    Coral reef safe sunscreen should be your GO-TO product for sun protection in Aruba. Aruba's Ministry of Environment announced that as of January 1st, 2019, the transition for a ban on sunscreens that contain oxybenzone goes into play. This is to ensure a full ban by the year 2020.
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    although I wholeheartedly agree that the ban is needed........
    how will they enforce it?
    and the folks that do not going the ocean and use pools only.............will they be required to follow the new rule?

    here in FLA they are discussing reef safe sunblocks.
    I will continue at home using my neutrogena spf 50 spray which is loaded with the bad stuff while using my community pool. At the beach here at home or in Aruba I will use Cerave' which is reef safe.

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    Yes indeed, we should all be protecting the reefs and the coral. No question there.
    Andrea's question does hold though, "...the folks that do not going the ocean and use pools only...will they be required to follow the new rule?"

    Good question, and one has to wonder exactly HOW this new rule will be enforced, so to speak...
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    ...........and if you do some research on this topic............there is a lot to be said about climate change having a huge effect on "coral bleaching".

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    We own at Playa Linda...they can't/won't enforce rules at the pool regarding kids jumping off the waterfall or going into the hot tub so my guess is they won't be checking the sunscreen people use . If it is not sold in stores then you will have to buy reef friendly sunscreen, I'm sure this will take some time to go into effect.
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