12 May '12, 6pm

Sunscreen Ingredients May Increase Skin Cancer Risk

Sunscreen Ingredients May Increase Skin Cancer Risk

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month . This month, many kids will graduate or finish up their final obligations for the academic year. Families will plan long-anticipated vacations to the beach, mountains, and other favorite destinations where they’ll hopefully get a rest from the stress of daily life. Before heading out, many will slather themselves and their children with a liberal layer of sunscreen in an attempt to protect against the sun’s harmful rays. But new research shows that ingredients in the sunscreen could actually put you at higher risk for developing skin cancer and other medical issues. The European Environment Agency (EEA) recently examined several decades worth of scientific research with regard to chemicals found in common household products. They discovered that phthalates, which are used to make plastics parabens found in sunscreen, may be cont...

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