Always wear sunscreen. But before you do, make sure to check what's in it.
A snap survey of South African store shelves found many products containing controversial ingredients that are killing fish and coral reefs - and may also be harmful to our health.
Hawaii last month banned two ultraviolet (UV) filters, oxybenzone and octinoxate, effective from January 2021, because they are damaging the island's fragile coral reefs, according to reports.
The Pacific Island of Palau followed suit, announcing that from 2020, "reef-toxic" sunscreens would be confiscated from tourists who carry them into the country, and merchants selling the banned products will be fined up to $1,000 (R13,700).