Sunscreen Hazards

BP3 shows toxic results in animal studies, human impact cannot be far removed.
"Dietary studies that affected body weight gain—showed alterations in liver, kidney, and reproductive organs in rats and mice administered BP-3 dermally and orally." Complete article
More information about the endocrine and other environmental impact of sunscreen is here and here.

Natural Sun Care

Sunscreen fails to protect from skin cancers and melanoma.

  • Pass through the placenta, altering crucial male/female sex differentiation.
  • 97% of Americans have sunscreen chemicals in their blood.
  • Pass into mother's milk, causing hormone disruption. (many of the chemicals are fluoride based endocrine disruptors.
  • Cause men's breasts to grow.
  • Block vitamin D synthesis epidemic of vitamin D deficiency disease.
http://www.leaflady.org/10_ingredients.htm
12 ingredients to avoid often found in sunscreen and other personal care products:
Coal Tar Colors: FD&C Blue 1, Green 3, Yellow 5&6; D&C Red 33 Diethanolamine (DEA, TEA)
Quaternium 15 (Formaldehyde)
Glycol Ethers; Phenylenediamine (PPD)
Methyl, Propyl, Butyl and Ethyl Parabens
Petrolatum
Sodium Lauryl / Laureth Sulfate (SLS)
Toluene; Mercury and Lead
Fragrance (contains Phthalates)
Antibacterials (ex: triclosan)

Selections from Natural Health News

May 15, 2011
In 2008 Natural Health News reported on sunscreen as unsafe and ineffective. Earlier than this, along with an expert on the subject, we tackled mis-information being promoted by Dr Oz's "Real Age". ...
May 23, 2011
It's that time of year when sunscreen advertisements become ubiquitous on television—cute kids prancing on the beach after their mothers conscientiously apply multiple coats of white lotion in an effort, the companies ...
Jul 05, 2008
Only 16% of sunscreens on the market are both safe and effective, according to a new analysis by the Environmental Working Group, an advocacy and research organization. Of 783 products analyzed, only 125 blocked both UVA ...
May 24, 2010
It is very important to take the time to read labels when purchasing sun screen. You might also want to increase use of vitamin B1 and make a vitamin C solution for a spray bottle. Both help act as sunscreens. ...

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