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Sun screen lotion threatens coral: study
AFP via Yahoo ^

Posted on 05/23/2008 12:33:53 PM PDT by Slapshot68

PARIS (AFP) - Sun screen lotions used by beach-going tourists worldwide are a major cause of coral bleaching, according to a new study commissioned by the European Commission.

In experiments, the cream-based ultra-violet (UV) filters -- used to protect skin from the harmful effects of sun exposure -- caused bleaching of coral reefs even in small quantities, the study found.

Coral reefs are among the most biologically productive and diverse of ecosystems, and directly sustain half a billion people. But some 60 percent of these reef systems are threatened by a deadly combination of climate change, industrial pollution and excess UV radiation.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coastalenvironment; coral; environment; foryourowngood; greenweenies; nannystate
All of you who will contract skin cancer once sunscreens are pulled from the market can take heart....you're helping the planet.
1 posted on 05/23/2008 12:34:06 PM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: Slapshot68

Folks you cannot make this stuff up. Nothing surprises me anymore.


2 posted on 05/23/2008 12:35:50 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: Uncle Hal

They really should just publish a story titled, “Everything man does screws up the environment” and be done with it so we don’t have to read these stories anymore.


3 posted on 05/23/2008 12:39:35 PM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: Slapshot68
“we will not be able to drive our SUV’s, keep our heat on 72, eat all the food we want and swim in the oceans...”
4 posted on 05/23/2008 12:39:57 PM PDT by Notasoccermom
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To: Slapshot68
But some 60 percent of these reef systems are threatened by a deadly combination of climate change, industrial pollution and excess UV radiation.

I knew climate change would be in there. Plus, global warming->hot->more lotion->dead coral. See, anyone can play 6 degrees of global warming and be a scientician.

5 posted on 05/23/2008 12:40:04 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: Notasoccermom

Obama eats a lot of ice cream cones for someone who runs around telling everybody else what they CANNOT and SHOULD NOT do.


6 posted on 05/23/2008 12:41:00 PM PDT by weegee (We cant keep our homes on 72 at all times & just expect that other countries are going to say OK -BO)
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To: Slapshot68
Interesting to see this because I have my own theory that sunscreens confuse or attract sharks to bathers/surfers.

I was down in St. Thomas and had put sunscreen on then walked out into the water about waist height. I noticed a large perch shaped fish pretty close to me, next thing there was about 6 real close watching me and enjoying the grease coming off my legs. Needless to say I decided to go back to shore.

7 posted on 05/23/2008 12:46:01 PM PDT by Hang'emAll (WE WILL NOT DISARM!!!)
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To: Slapshot68

8 posted on 05/23/2008 12:49:59 PM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: Uncle Hal
The solution to this is to pop a 15MT nuke over it and 50 years later, the crater will be full of corals living fat and sassy. (Bravo crater, Bikini Atoll)

(Probably because no people will go near the place in the interim.)

9 posted on 05/23/2008 12:50:16 PM PDT by thulldud (Congress does not want answers. They want scapegoats. (andy58-in-nh))
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To: Slapshot68

“An estimated 4,000 to 6,000 tonnes of sunscreen are released annually in reef areas,”


10 posted on 05/23/2008 12:54:36 PM PDT by ichabod1 (If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it, and if it stops moving, subsidize it.)
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To: Slapshot68

I just knew she'd grow up to be evil!............

11 posted on 05/23/2008 12:55:43 PM PDT by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: TheWasteLand

When you don’t fry, coral die!


12 posted on 05/23/2008 12:57:06 PM PDT by workerbee (Ladies do not start fights, but they can finish them.)
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To: Red Badger

I always found that ad to be a bit... disturbing.


13 posted on 05/23/2008 12:57:06 PM PDT by ichabod1 (If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it, and if it stops moving, subsidize it.)
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To: Uncle Hal

Don’t pee in the water.


14 posted on 05/23/2008 12:58:35 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: ichabod1

Today it wold be considered child porn..........


15 posted on 05/23/2008 1:04:52 PM PDT by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Slapshot68
Experts - Everything Man Does Screws Up The Environment

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a final report of the 15 environmental protection organizations and agencies, experts have released data showing that "everything" humans do causes harm to the environment. Things as simple as walking, using the bathroom, and breathing have been targeted in the study, to be released later today.

"We have slowly become aware of our impact on Mother Earth," said one of the study's 12 main authors, "but now we are certain that there really isn't anything we can do that will not harm her."

The 250 page report lists among other things, formerly environmentally friendly activities such as planting trees, recycling, and taking public transit as environmentally harmful. "Even the slightest movement that people make affects weather patterns that could potentially destroy fragile habitats on the other side of the globe," said one of the leading members of the environmental group who commissioned the study.

For those who believe that killing themselves is the ultimate good for the environment, the study disagrees. In a draft obtained by AP reporters, the study reads that killing oneself has an impact greater than "20,000 SUV-miles", a measure coined by the study's author.

Ironically, the final conclusion from the draft copy recommends that humanity "eliminate efforts to stabilize current environmental conditions" and that we must accept "large changes in habitats and climate measurements" in the future. Several study commissioners told the AP that the conclusions may be edited in the final report.

16 posted on 05/23/2008 1:11:24 PM PDT by dan1123 (If you want to find a person's true religion, ask them what makes them a "good person".)
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To: dan1123

LOL! Well done!


17 posted on 05/23/2008 1:12:27 PM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: Hang'emAll

“Mmmmm coconut!”


18 posted on 05/23/2008 1:30:50 PM PDT by weegee (We cant keep our homes on 72 at all times & just expect that other countries are going to say OK -BO)
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To: Slapshot68

“But some 60 percent of these reef systems are threatened by a deadly combination of climate change, industrial pollution and excess UV radiation.”

Doesn’t excess sunscreen actually help with that last one? Slather on some lotion for the coral!


19 posted on 05/23/2008 1:32:08 PM PDT by Rinnwald (Hillary fan...........RIP Sir Edmund.)
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To: ichabod1

I was a little blond girl and it REALLY disturbed me.


20 posted on 05/23/2008 1:34:07 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: Red Badger
I just knew she'd grow up to be evil!............

Err, sort of...

Little Miss Coppertone® came to life in animated form at the end of a Coppertone commercial in 1965. Actress Jodie Foster had her television debut in the same commercial, appearing as a toddler on a boat with her family enjoying the day. This commercial created false rumors that Foster was the original Little Miss Coppertone®.

Also:

http://www.tvacres.com/admascots_coppertone.htm

In 1959, a 3-year-old girl in pig-tails named Cheri Brand posed for a family snapshot in the backyard of her Bronxville, NY home and soon became Little Miss Coppertone®, a symbol of summer and poster-girl for the long-running Coppertone sunscreen ad campaign whose famous slogans proclaim "Don't be a Paleface!" and "Tan - Don't Burn."

21 posted on 05/23/2008 1:36:21 PM PDT by weegee (We cant keep our homes on 72 at all times & just expect that other countries are going to say OK -BO)
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To: Slapshot68

Wow, they actually made it to the third paragraph before blaming Global Warming®.


22 posted on 05/23/2008 1:44:22 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.)
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To: Slapshot68

I didn’t see anything in the article that suggested people shouldn’t wear sunscreen anymore. Am I missing something?


23 posted on 05/23/2008 1:45:07 PM PDT by Crystal Cove
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To: workerbee

I applied, coral died.


24 posted on 05/23/2008 1:46:27 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: dan1123
That is a good one:
Here is a thought:
Final conclusion: People must die before they are born.
25 posted on 05/23/2008 2:03:07 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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...a deadly combination of climate change, industrial pollution and excess UV radiation...

I didn't know coral had it so bad. /bs

26 posted on 05/23/2008 2:06:55 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: Slapshot68

I’m going to save the coral by dying from a melanoma.


27 posted on 05/23/2008 2:11:29 PM PDT by Eurale
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To: Notasoccermom

You forgot they will want us to recycle our waste as we are putting to large a burden on sewer plants.


28 posted on 05/23/2008 2:50:55 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Slapshot68; WL-law; Genesis defender; proud_yank; FrPR; enough_idiocy; rdl6989; IrishCatholic; ...
"But some 60 percent of these reef systems are threatened by a deadly combination of climate change, industrial pollution and excess UV radiation."

 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

29 posted on 05/23/2008 2:52:42 PM PDT by steelyourfaith
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To: Slapshot68

“a new study commissioned by the European Commission”

If it keeps the bikini-wearing European men (fat or not) off the beach, then I’m all for saving the coral.


30 posted on 05/23/2008 3:46:01 PM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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