Originally Posted by scuba_steve
have heard cell phones are bad for ya to but is there any true findings?
regarding taking sand from the beach, First and foremost, check your local laws! There are a number of beaches that are protected by local, state and sometimes federal conservation laws that either limit or outright prohibit taking sand from the beachs/oceans.
if you're clear legally, then I agree with not taking it from the beach as there can be a lot of "junk" taking it from the beach or right at the shore line. I don't think you need to go to the depths you would need scuba gear for, but the furthor out you can get and safely retrieve teh sand the better, IMO
No, i don't have any studies or links to back it up, I'm just thinking logically. Walk along the shorline during a storm, you get foam from the proteins collecting at the shoreline, human garbage washes up to the shore line and settles there, dead fish wash up and settle there, etc. these are the things we're refering to. Being at the shore line the amoune of natural "clean up" seems as though it would be less than that deeper where there is always water, and more life than what crawls the beaches.