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Pretty Mommies Discusses the Important Sunscreen Legislation Recently Passed in Hawaii


Pretty Mommies Discusses the Important Sunscreen Legislation Recently Passed in Hawaii

Hawaii is the first state to ban two very common chemicals found in most sunscreens that are available today. This bill was introduced based on research finding harmful impacts these ingredients had on the environment and now leads to questions regarding the potential harmful impact it may have on humans.

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ORLANDO, Fla., July 25, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Hawaii state law makers passed legislation in early May 2018 to ban two chemicals found in many popular brand sunscreens. The bill, SB 2571, says that oxybenzone and octinoxate, "have significant harmful impacts on Hawaii's marine environment and residing ecosystems." The bill focuses on keeping sunscreens that contain these chemicals off of store shelves. This new legislation opens up an interesting discussion in that if these two ingredients have a "harmful impact" on the environment, then what type of impact do they have on the human body after daily application?

The safety concerns of oxybenzone have been under scrutiny for quite some time due to many potential dangers associated with this ingredient. Oxybenzone, which is the active ingredient in chemical sunscreens, has shown in studies to negatively affect the endocrine system. The endocrine system is a network of glands in our body that produce hormones. Pregnant women are advised to stay away from products that impact estrogen levels.

"Pretty Mommies is a pregnancy skin care line. Our products cannot impact hormones and are specifically formulated to be estrogenic activity free. We chose a physical sun protection ingredient, instead of a chemical one in our pregnancy safe sunscreen, which is pure zinc oxide," says Gina Gordy, President and Founder of Pretty Mommies.

According to several published studies in The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), oxybenzone has appeared to cause estrogenic activity and negative reproductive effects. It is an emerging human and environmental contaminant that is a possible endocrine disruptor and has been linked to Hirschsprung's disease. In addition, these types of UV filters were reported to induce acute toxicities, developmental toxicities and reproductive toxicities to different organisms.

In the fourth national report on human exposure to environmental chemicals, The Center for Disease Control found that approximately 97% of the people tested had oxybenzone present in their urine. "This is an alarming number especially if you're pregnant. Hawaii may be the first state to pass laws banning this common ingredient. However, I believe many other states will soon follow suit," continues Gordy.

Pretty Mommies is a highly acclaimed natural pregnancy skin care line that helps improve common conditions associated with motherhood such as hormonal acne and melasma. They also have a physical sunscreen for pregnancy - Reflect & Protect SPF32. To learn more about their products, see before and after photos and read reviews please visit


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