About Haereticus


The original definition of the word “haereticus” is “able to choose.”  This isn’t a simple concept.  It implies or assumes that a person is able “to know” facts and the nature of a topic.  In the context of environmental and ecological health and conservation, a person must know “the facts” of what is safe and what is harmful to your own person and the environment before you are “able to choose” for the best.

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Our Mission


Haereticus Environmental Laboratory (HEL) is a non-profit scientific organization dedicated to increasing the scientific, social and economic knowledge of natural environmental habitats in order to better conserve and restore threatened environmental habitats and resources.

Latest News

The latest news from Haereticus

Can Oxybenzone Cause Hirschsprung’s Disease?

Oxybenzone from Sunscreens threatens birth defect. Recently, oxybenzone and octinoxate in sunscreen products have been banned in Hawaii and Key West, as well as by countries […]

Is your Sunscreen poisoning the Ocean?

One of the perks of being a Californian is that Hawaii is a quick, often affordable getaway: Without the need to escape frosty weather, we’re free […]

Most Sunscreens Can Harm Coral Reefs. What Should Travelers Do?

Avoiding non-biodegradable sunscreen may be the one solution to coral bleaching travelers have the most immediate and direct influence over. After decades of learning that sunblock […]

World Economic Forum and Sunscreen Pollution

World Economic Forum takes note of SUNSCREEN POLLUTION harming the ocean and puts it on its GLOBAL AGENDA! World Economic Forum posted the following article, in […]

Disney Star Promotes Conservation in Hawaii

Disney’s “Moana” star Auli’I Cravalho wants to develop a sunscreen that won’t harm coral reefs! Cravalho, the 15-year-old Mililani girl who plays in the film Moana […]

Vogue Magazine features Dr. Downs

Is Your Sunscreen Bad for the Planet? Here’s How to Choose an Ocean-Safe Formula In the spring of 2005, Craig Downs, Ph.D., a forensic ecotoxicologist in […]

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HAERETICUS ENVIRONMENTAL LABORATORY
P.O. Box 92, Clifford,
Virginia 24533, USA


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