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For the sake of brevity, I’ve edited his commentary.
“Researchers at the Environmental Working Group, a Washington-based nonprofit, released their annual report claiming nearly half of the 500 most popular sunscreen products may actually increase the speed at which malignant cells develop and spread skin cancer because they contain vitamin A and its derivatives, retinol and retinyl palmitate.”
“Is Sunscreen Necessary”?
“The answer is “maybe”, only when you can’t control how much sun you are exposed to. But you certainly don’t want to use most of the commercially available sunscreens under any condition as they not only block your body’s ability to produce vitamin D, they’re also loaded with toxic chemicals.”
“The fact is, getting safe sun exposure every day is actually one of the best things you can do for your health. Sun exposure allows your body to naturally produce your own supply of vitamin D.”
“Sun Exposure Can Protect You Against Cancer”
“Over the years, several studies have already confirmed that appropriate sun exposure actually helps prevent skin cancer. In fact, melanoma occurrence has been found to decrease with greater sun exposure, and can be increased by sunscreens”.
“To get natural sun protection from both UVA and UVB rays, you will want to use a sunscreen product that contains the active ingredients of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide”.
Vitamin A—A Dangerous Sunscreen Additive
“The sunscreen industry uses vitamin A in its formulations because it is an anti-oxidant that is thought to slow skin aging. But according to the AOL story cited above, the FDA’s study of vitamin A’s photocarcinogenic properties revealed that: “tumors and lesions developed up to 21 percent faster in lab animals coated in a vitamin A-laced cream than animals treated with a vitamin-free cream.”
“Why hasn’t the FDA released these findings and alerted the public to the possible dangers of using a sunscreen that includes vitamin A or its derivatives? The FDA routinely protects the business interests of corporations instead of following their stated mandate to protect the public health”. <<End of editing