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Sunscreen Chemicals Accumulate in Body at High Levels (Wall St Journal article)

Sunscreen Chemicals Accumulate in Body at High LevelsFDA study looked at six common ingredients; proposed rule to test safety remains on holdPrevious research indicates a possible link between some of the chemicals in sunscreens and health risks.By Jo Craven McGintyJuly 17, 2020 5:30 am ETFor the second time in less than a year, a study of common sunscreen ingredients has established that the chemicals are absorbed into the bloodstream at concentrations far greater than the Food and Drug Administration’s safety threshold.According to the FDA, if active ingredients are found in the blood at a level of 0.5 nanograms per milliliter or higher, they should be analysed to determine whether they increase the risk of cancer, birth defects or other adverse effects.The...

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Vitamin B3 can lower risk of skin cancer, researchers find (ABC News)

By Lucy Carter Updated 22 Oct 2015, 4:40pm A simple oral dose of an active form of vitamin B3 may be the secret to stopping people with significant sun damage from developing some forms of skin cancer. New research from the University of Sydney has found that a high dose of vitamin B derivative nicotinamide can prevent up to a quarter of non-melanoma skin cancers. Nicotinamide is an active form of vitamin B3 that is commonly found in meat, fish, nuts and mushrooms, as well as some vegetables. Scientists and dermatologists have long suspected that it plays a significant role in helping prevent some types of skin cancer. The study, funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of...

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Check out this Daily Mail headline.

Swimming can turn your sunscreen toxic! Compound used in the protective lotions becomes deadly when it reacts with chlorine and the sun, increasing risk of cancer Avobenzone is widely considered to be the most popular sunscreen in the world The compound works by making UV rays safer so that they don't damage the skin But scientists say it becomes poisonous when exposed to both sun and chlorine Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4649842/Don-t-swim-wearing-sunscreen.html#ixzz4lrS5WqwA Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

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Avoid Oxybenzones

How a common chemical in sunscreen is damaging our coral reefs Tuesday 6 September 2016 Dr Karl Kruszelnicki article link herePeople need to avoid skin damage when they go to the beach, but many sunscreens include oxybenzone, and that's bad news for coral. Dr Karl Kruszelnicki explains what makes this chemical so harmful, and what we can do about it.From the cradle to the grave, Australians are taught to use sunscreen to avoid sunburn and skin cancers. But the universe is complicated, with unexpected links—and so, everything has a cost. In this case, the cost appears to be that one popular sunscreen chemical seems to attack coral.Oxybenzone has been proven to have harmful effects on coral. In fact, it has...

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