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How much do we actually need to put on, anyway? How high of SPF is necessary? What type of sunscreen is the safest? And do we really need to burn through so much cash to protect ourselves from those harmful UV rays?

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In fact, Hawaii lawmakers passed legislation last month banning the sale of sunscreens that contain chemicals that are believed to be harmful to coral reefs and other ocean life.