UPDATED: Op-Ed: Sunscreens save lives, have limited impact on coral reefs


PRC director and Penn professor, Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, co-authored an op-ed for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser titled, “Suncreens save lives, have limited impact on coral reefs.” While on sabbatical for the first part of 2018 as a Visiting Professor at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Dr. Glanz teamed up with Kevin Cassel, president of the Hawaii Skin Cancer Coalition, on this piece published, March 29, 2018.

Glanz and Cassel start by acknowledging that sunscreen is an important factor in preventing skin cancer. They call on legislators to fund more research on the ingredients in sunscreen and the effects they have on Hawaii’s natural resources.

Read the article here.

Mahealani Richardson of Hawaii News Now interviewed Karen Glanz and Kevin Cassel on this topic and the story aired April 4, 2018.

Click here to see the story on Hawaii News Now.