Videos Discussing Sunscreen PollutionThe 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.