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Sunscreens containing minerals like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide reflect the sun's rays away from skin and are a good alternative to chemicals that could be harmful to ocean reefs. Photo illustration by Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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Many Common Sunscreens May Harm Coral. Here's What To Use Instead

Hawaii is about to ban the sale of sunscreens containing certain chemicals that have been shown to harm coral reefs. Environmentalists urge a switch to mineral-based products.

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Many Common Sunscreens May Harm Coral. Here's What To Use Instead

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Microbiologist John Jelesko has learned not to take any chances when he touches poison ivy. Courtesy of John Jelesko hide caption

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Don't Touch! A Scientist's Advice For Spotting Poison Ivy Before It Ruins Your Summer

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Teachers, public employees and their supporters gather outside the state Capitol's gold dome in Charleston, W.Va. Dave Mistich/West Virginia Public Broadcasting hide caption

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School's Out And Teachers Run For Office Over Summer Break

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