According to latest findings, which chemical in sunscreen killing coral reefs around the world?

According to latest findings, which chemical in sunscreen killing coral reefs around the world?
[A]Oxybenzone
[B]Benzophenone
[C]Isopropyl alcohol
[D]Diethanolamine

Oxybenzone
Oxybenzone, a common UV-filtering compound found in sunscreen killing coral reefs around the world. The chemical not only kills the coral, it causes DNA damage in adults and deforms the DNA in coral in the larval stage, making it unlikely they can develop properly. Oxybenzone also caused coral bleaching, which is prime cause of coral mortality worldwide.

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