Say what?! Sunscreen Could Be Giving You Skin Cancer
Sunscreen Could Be Giving You Skin Cancer
If it's not one thing, it's another. While everybody knows that too much time in the sun massively increases the chances of developing skin cancer, new research suggests that a compound found in most sunscreens may also increase the chances of acquiring melanomas.
Terrific. We're screwed either way.
The research, carried out at Missouri University of Science and Technology, looked into what happens to the compounds in sunscreen when they're exposed to light. In particular, they found that zinc oxide—a staple ingredient in sunscreen—undergoes a chemical reaction when it's illuminated by bright light that may release unstable molecules known as free radicals.
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Post ID#19552 - replied 5/9/2012 9:59 PM
Well I guess we have to stick to big floppy hats and pop-ups.
Post ID#19557 - replied 5/10/2012 2:28 AM