The chromium-6 standard should be based on the Federally recommended SDWA standard for human health. If California decides that this standard is not protective of human health, then it needs to be based on extensive toxicological studies and sound science, not on public opinion, or pressure from industry, or visits from “Erin Brockovich.”
Could this increase in earthquake activity near Lincoln be a sign of something bigger to come? After all, this is the biggest earthquake in decades, and the strongest to hit the state in more than 40 years.
On a very hot day, I would expect that there is a tremendous amount of oxybenzone entering freshwater environments by wash-off, urine and wastewater discharges. Is this enough to cause damage to freshwater ecosystems? Perhaps a good topic for a master’s thesis! Until more is known, I suggest caution not only for your own health when you buy sunscreen, but also for the potential for freshwater ecosystem damage.
Scientists are getting a bad wrap because the media, special interest, and big money are overstating or misrepresenting scientific results. Or in some cases, forgetting to the mention the scientific results that don’ benefit their interests. So, next time you read a big *sciency article that may seem a bit dramatic, do yourself a favor and find the original research that the author is paraphrasing or interpreting.