Can Sunscreen Give You Cancer?

Can sunscreen give you a cancer?

How often we listen to news about the importance of these products? How dangerous can sunbathing become to our wellbeing?

During summer they virtually disappear from store shelves. But what exactly is hidden in these miracle tubes with so called protective properties?


There are doctors and scientists who actually worry about causing skin cancer by using them instead of providing an additional protection.

Many creams contain preparations which are not only dangerous to our health but they enable cancer to form.


One of them being oxybenzon which has to be clearly labelled in EU if the sunscreen contains over 0.5%.

As well as zinc oxide, both present in sunscreens may cause increased danger of cancer formation because once exposed to sunlight these may encourage production of free radicals.


Still it is not sure what exactly causes skin cancer. Experts assume the risk increases with longer exposures  and  also frequent sunburns. People with pale skin have more tendency to get skin cancer.


The sun is not our enemy. We need it. How do we get most of our vitamin D? Thanks to the sunshine.

We have to treat sunshine with respect. Not to sunbathe when there is the most UV radiation. Early mornings or late afternoons are the best.


Instead of using protective creams we might give a preference to a good protective clothing. There are also available natural oils protecting our skin.


The worst is our false feeling of protection.

We tend to stay outside during strong sunshine despite the fact if it works in our favour or not.

It is very likely the creams protect us from a direct burn and we have no 'feedback' from our system we have spent too much time in a wrong place!


Most likely creams do not work in certain wavelength and that is where the problem may start.

Our science does not know everything, yet.

Till they will become 100 percent confident it is better to stay on a safety side.


Protect ourselves by reasonable exposure to sun. How? By using common sense.


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