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Sunscreen chemicals cause concern

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Eldorado

"Bloodstream levels of four sunscreen chemicals increased dramatically after test subjects applied spray, lotion and cream for four days as directed on the label, according to the report.

"The levels far exceed the FDA-set threshold which require topical medications to undergo safety studies, said Dr. Kanade Shinkai, a dermatologist with the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine."
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"However, experts are quick to say you shouldn't stop using sunscreen because of this study. At this point, the known risk of harm from the sun's rays exceeds the potential risk posed by these chemicals."

Full report at MedicalXpress: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-05-sunscreen-chemicals-bloodstream-potentially-unsafe.html

At CNN: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/06/health/sunscreen-bloodstream-fda-study/index.html

(Sorry if this is the wrong forum)

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darkmoonlady

I don't do well in the heat anyway but I bring umbrellas, a little pop up shade tent and wear hats besides sunscreen. I don't like sunscreen, it always feels gross and smells weird but just like the article says it beats getting skin cancer. Hopefully there is research being done into safer and less worry some sunscreens because we're going to need it.

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RabidMongoose
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5 hours ago, Eldorado said:

"Bloodstream levels of four sunscreen chemicals increased dramatically after test subjects applied spray, lotion and cream for four days as directed on the label, according to the report.

"The levels far exceed the FDA-set threshold which require topical medications to undergo safety studies, said Dr. Kanade Shinkai, a dermatologist with the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine."
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"However, experts are quick to say you shouldn't stop using sunscreen because of this study. At this point, the known risk of harm from the sun's rays exceeds the potential risk posed by these chemicals."

Full report at MedicalXpress: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-05-sunscreen-chemicals-bloodstream-potentially-unsafe.html

At CNN: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/06/health/sunscreen-bloodstream-fda-study/index.html

(Sorry if this is the wrong forum)

My golden rule is dont listen to a thing doctors or health professionals claim unless its been in use for 50 years.

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Farmer77

I was really shocked by the "after one application" part. I started switching to SPF and UPF clothing a couple of years ago, i couldnt ever remember to put the lotions on.

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Dark_Grey

Have they ever done chemical studies on roll-on deodorant? Rubbing a cocktail of chemicals on the glands under your arms can't be good long term

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Eldorado
On 07/05/2019 at 8:03 PM, Dark_Grey said:

Have they ever done chemical studies on roll-on deodorant? Rubbing a cocktail of chemicals on the glands under your arms can't be good long term

https://thestudentscientist.org/2018/06/03/the-chemistry-of-deodorants/

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2016/feb/03/dangerous-deodorant-kill-armpit-bacteria-antiperspirants

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ouija ouija

I haven't used sunscreen for decades. Instead, each Spring I just let my skin get used to the sun in small doses, gradually building up the time of exposure. Spray-on sunscreen is just madness as you're sure to inhale some of it .... same with spray deodorants.

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RoofGardener

I live in England. 

What is this "sun" that you keep referring to ? 

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spartan max2

Man about to go to Florida for a week 

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Dark_Grey
14 hours ago, Eldorado said:

First link was good, second was meh (it was focused more on the pros and cons of keeping bacteria under the arms)

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From antibacterial compounds in alcohol-based deodorants to aluminum-based compounds in antiperspirant deodorants, deodorants use a wide variety of chemicals in many different ways to essentially kill off odor-producing bacteria and block sweat glands to prevent the release of sweat. While some potential risks of cancer and harmful bioaccumulation have been associated with deodorants, there have been no clear and consistent studies that conclusively support these claims.

This was like watching one of those "tell all" documentaries expecting a conclusion but at the end they just let you off gently with a "we will probably never know the truth. Thanks for watching". lol

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glorybebe

Eating tomatoes can help naturally

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/humanbody/truthaboutfood/young/tomatoes.shtml

There are also studies that are being done that may support green tea on sunburns reversing some of the damage.  Mot everything has to be chemicals.  I wear a hat and try not to be in the sun as much as I did in my youth.

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spartan max2
2 hours ago, glorybebe said:

Eating tomatoes can help naturally

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/humanbody/truthaboutfood/young/tomatoes.shtml

There are also studies that are being done that may support green tea on sunburns reversing some of the damage.  Mot everything has to be chemicals.  I wear a hat and try not to be in the sun as much as I did in my youth.

Too lazy to link but eating high antioxidant diet works to protect your skin from the sun as well. Obivously not as effectively as sunscreen 

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glorybebe

Not as effective, but, all the help you can get naturally instead of chemically is great in my opinion 

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