Monday, April 1, 2013

Videos Discussing Sunscreen Pollution

Videos Discussing Sunscreen Pollution

The video below features an interview with Dr. Elizabeth Plourde, Ph.D., a scientist who has written extensively about potential harms created by the use of sunscreen.  Dr. Plourde published a book entitled "Sunscreens Biohazard: Treat as Hazardous Waste," which focuses on the effects of sunscreen on coral reef ecosystems.

The video below features a news report discussing the effects of sunscreen on coral reefs.  The video summarizes the 2008 study conducted by the EHP.  Alternatives sunscreens with non-harmful ingredients are discussed.  The video explains that many international resorts have banned the use of certain brands of sunscreen because they contain ingredients that may be harmful to coral.  A snorkeling instructor in Key West, Florida is interviewed who explains that signs of coral reef bleaching have been increasing in the Keys over the past few years.

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