Science says it is sunscreen that could be causing cancer and not sunlight
Summer is almost here and it’s high time to start thinking how to protect your skin. Summer skin protection means sunscreen for many which is why the skin cosmetic industry has a field day in marketing their products. Although you do need to protect your skin, still you also need an adequate amount of vitamin D which is only available from sunlight. Vitamin D has many benefits including cancer prevention. Unfortunately, we are made to believe the sun is so dangerous that both adults and kids are made to drench themselves in creams containing equally toxic chemicals.
According to science, what you put on your skin enters your body. Regarding sunscreen, extensive studies have proved that a certain quantity of chemicals in sunscreen when applied on the skin, are absorb into our bodies.
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Research published in Environment health perspectives found that hormone disruptors from sunscreen chemicals reduced when participants switched to healthier products. The main chemicals present in sunscreen are oxybenzone, tricolsan, parabens, phthalates and more.
The big question remains is whether these chemicals being absorbed by our bodies is harmful or not. As consumers we are perpetually trapped in a quagmire of indecisiveness when bombarded with facts both for and against consumer products that rule our lives. There are people like Sarah Kallies, the subject of an article titled “excuse me while I lather my child in this Toxic Death cream” that appeared in the Huffington post. Sarah shares her predicament of not knowing what is safe for her children where science justifies the use of a product while simultaneously proving the harmful effects of the chemicals that are used in its production.