9 Myths About Wearing Sunscreen, Explained By Dermatologists

Article Link: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/myths-about-wearing-sunscreen-explained-by-dermatologists_l_5eb2c951c5b6c698e9600565

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

The sun is coming out and spirits are lifting higher. But the same sun that boosts our mood is also the culprit behind skin cancer. Melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, will affect more than 100,000 people in the United States in 2020 and almost 7,000 Americans will die from it, according to the American Cancer Society. Luckily, we have sunscreen to protect us. But can some sunscreens be just as dangerous as the sun? Food and Drug Administration data show that chemicals in sunscreens are absorbed into the human body at levels high enough to raise concerns about potentially toxic effects, while websites like Goop now tout their lists of “non-toxic sunscreens.”