Retired scientist and toxicologist who spent 38 years formulating chemical sunscreens, now works to educate about the dangers of sunscreen ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate to people and the environment. We had the pleasure of speaking with Joe Dinardo while on a water testing mission at Hanauma Bay on Oahu, Hawai’i, November 2017.

Mahalo to Dr. Craig Downs of Haereticus Environmental Laboratories, Friends of Hanauma Bay, Hawaii State Senator Will Espero, Aqua-Aston Hospitality and others who facilitated and attended.

Note: Always make your interviewee laugh just as you’re beginning the interview. And apologies to Lisa FOHB who we made meshuga in the background, as they were trying to close the nature preserve for the day. BTW, you will want to watch this video ALL THE WAY THROUGH! Particularly if you’re the one who says, “no way brah I never use sunscreen, this doesn’t effect me”. Think again!

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