DeSantis signs controversial sunscreen law blocking cities from banning chemicals that could harm reefs

Jim Saunders

Gov. Ron DeSantis late Monday signed a a controversial measure that will prevent local governments from imposing bans on certain types of sunscreen. The sunscreen bill stems from a plan by Key West to enforce a ban on the sale of sunscreens that contain the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate. Key West pointed to concerns that the chemicals could damage coral reefs.