Hawaii is set to ban sunscreens to protect coral reefs

A partially bleached cauliflower coral is pictured at Kua Bay. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)
Ocean Potion sunscreen lotion that is oxybenzone free was being sold at Target in Hilo. A recent study has found that sunscreens containing oxybenzone are killing coral reefs at an alarming rate. HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald

HONOLULU — Many sunscreen makers could soon be forced to change their formulas or be banned from selling the lotions in Hawaii.