New Sunscreens Could Use Natural UV-Blockers in Coral

“Researchers at King’s College London have discovered how coral produces natural sunscreen compounds to protect itself from damaging UV rays, leading scientists to believe these compounds could form the basis of a new type of sunscreen for humans,” ScienceDaily reported yesterday.

A certain type of algae that lives in coral is processed by both live coral and the fish that graze on coral to produce a sunscreen that is passed up the food chain, scientests say.

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