The city of Key West will consider banning the sale of certain sunscreens that contain chemicals experts say are dangerous to the coral reef. But the industry is fighting back, saying the science the anti-sunscreen people are using is weak.
The city of Key West will consider banning the sale of certain sunscreens that contain chemicals experts say are dangerous to the coral reef. But the industry is fighting back, saying the science the anti-sunscreen people are using is weak. Dreamstime/TNS TNS
The city of Key West will consider banning the sale of certain sunscreens that contain chemicals experts say are dangerous to the coral reef. But the industry is fighting back, saying the science the anti-sunscreen people are using is weak. Dreamstime/TNS TNS

Gwen Filosa covers Key West and the Lower Florida Keys for FLKeysNews.com and the Miami Herald and lives in Key West. She was part of the staff at the New Orleans Times-Picayune that in 2005 won two Pulitzer Prizes for coverage of Hurricane Katrina. She graduated from Indiana University.