Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Can Sunscreen Cause Cancer?
Studies suggest that there are toxic ingredients in sunscreens that can actually promote cancer rather than prevent it. Additionally, by absorbing the chemicals found in most sunscreens, through the skin, they can block the body's absorption of ultra-violet radiation that produces Vitamin D, which studies have shown, prevent 77 percent of all cancers. Now, there is no saying for sure if sunscreens can, in fact, cause cancer, but a study in "April 2004 Journal of Chromatography found that there is significant penetration of all sunscreen agents they studied into the skin, and oxybenzone and metabolites across the skin. For that matter, anything you put on your skin will be absorbed into your body. If you're going to use a sunscreen look for a natural alternative to commercial sunscreens that contain no petrochemicals, such as aloe vera gel; it works as a natural sunscreen, and helps heal a sunburn." healingdiva.com