Health and Beauty Products Endanger Sharks

Health and Beauty Products Endanger Sharks

Constant Wonder

Shark Love

Episode: Shark Love

  • Dec 14, 2020 7:00 pm
  • 22:35 mins

The upcoming Covid-19 vaccines may contain a surprising ingredient—shark oil. Stefanie Brendl, of Shark Allies, teaches us about squalene and why its use might be a death sentence for thousands of sharks. The good news is that squalene can be found in plants as well, and some consumers are insisting that manufacturers use plant-based sources, which would preserve sharks to do their job managing sealife populations. Guest: Stefanie Brendl, founder and Executive Director of Shark Allies