Great Moments In Science - with Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

ABC Radio National

Science & Medicine

From the ground breaking and life saving to the wacky and implausible, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki reveals some of the best moments in science.


How a chemical in sunscreen attacks coral

September 6th, 2016

Episode 116 of 121 episodes

From the cradle to the grave, Australians are taught to use sunscreen to avoid sunburn and skin cancers. But the universe is complicated, with unexpected links—and so, everything has a cost. In this case, the cost appears to be that one popular sunscreen chemical seems to attack coral.