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Is Your Sunscreen Harming Dolphins and Whales?

Environment  (tags: animals, healthconditions, humans, sunscreens, pollution, ecosystems, environment, destruction )

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Researchers find that two common sunscreen ingredients are toxic to tiny animals that are a food source for fish and whales.

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Friday August 22, 2014, 2:48 am

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Cheree M. (46)
Friday August 22, 2014, 3:01 am
interesting, thanks cal for sharing..

Frances Darcy (231)
Friday August 22, 2014, 4:40 am

John Pierce (234)
Friday August 22, 2014, 4:56 am
Thanks for sharing.

Anteater Ants (114)
Friday August 22, 2014, 5:25 am
We anteaters don't need sunscreen.

Natasha Salgado (672)
Friday August 22, 2014, 7:02 am
Will def be looking into my sunscreen ingredients-thx Cal

Carol P. (46)
Friday August 22, 2014, 8:56 am
Of course, if it means it is toxic to one living creature, it is going to be toxic to many, including us.

I'll opt for less time and clothing for protection.

Jeremy S. (3)
Friday August 22, 2014, 12:33 pm
Spray-on sunscreens always seemed unnatural to me somehow--apparently I was right. And I gather the cream kind is little better. Sigh. As a redhead, that does leave me out where it comes to beach visits--but better that than destroy the ecosystem!

Kenneth Davies (0)
Friday August 22, 2014, 12:54 pm

Jinny L. (84)
Friday August 22, 2014, 1:01 pm
Companies that produce these toxic sunscreens and everything else for that matter (for profit of course) need to clean up their act and, we as consumers, need to be more diligent of what we purchase. This planet and its species depend on it. Thanks Cal for sharing.

Stardust Noel (45)
Friday August 22, 2014, 1:39 pm
Thank you

Muriel Servaege (55)
Friday August 22, 2014, 2:05 pm
Thank you, Cal. I knew that suncreams do harm to dolphins; whales, etc. My question is:: what could be used instead of those harmful creams?

sandy g. (10)
Friday August 22, 2014, 2:09 pm
This toxicity is harmful to us also. I had no idea it was so poisonous that it was killing sea animals!! Seems like everything that is man made is toxic. Can't we start making EVERYTHING with natural, nontoxic ingredients?

Past Member (0)
Friday August 22, 2014, 3:30 pm
Thank you Cal . I've never been able to stand sunscreen but it makes sense.

Beatriz Blauth (36)
Friday August 22, 2014, 3:41 pm
Probably will harm us too. I refuse to use it, always have. I protect myself with hats and long sleeves and don't go swimming when the sun is too high. Easy, healthy and economic.

Colleen L. (2)
Friday August 22, 2014, 3:52 pm
I've never used it and after reading this, I guess I never will. Thanks Cal

Anna Meng Wang (1)
Friday August 22, 2014, 4:11 pm
So what are the substitutes?

Sonny Honrado (6)
Friday August 22, 2014, 8:24 pm
Seldom go o the beach. Thanks for the info.

Panchali Yapa (26)
Friday August 22, 2014, 10:32 pm
Thank you

Katherine May Williams (0)
Saturday August 23, 2014, 12:31 am

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 23, 2014, 1:17 am
Interesting question I think the answer is a resounding YES.

Rhonda B. (55)
Saturday August 23, 2014, 2:03 am
Thank you for posting, Cal.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 23, 2014, 4:02 am
Interesting thanks Cal... we can never tell what tiny actions of ours can cause a problem

Ruth C. (264)
Saturday August 23, 2014, 4:20 am
There is always something that humans do that cause destruction to others.

Michael Kirkby (91)
Saturday August 23, 2014, 5:52 am

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (43)
Saturday August 23, 2014, 6:05 am
Noted. Thanks Cal.

Hent catalina - maria (100)
Saturday August 23, 2014, 11:12 am

Ana Lopes (92)
Sunday August 24, 2014, 2:35 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 24, 2014, 9:04 am
No, I don't wear sunscreens.

Betty Kelly (4)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 12:27 pm
I don't wear sunscreens.
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