Jul 22, 2008

This is not cool.

Are Sunscreens Safe?: Scientific American
After reading this article and mentally adding the nanotechnology issues I have covered before I am freaking out about the Brand that I have been pouring all over the kids for weeks which has a !moderate! risk rating according to this site.

"In all, 84 percent of the 831 sunscreens EWG tested did not pass health and environmental muster. Many contained potentially harmful chemicals like Benzophenone, homosalate and octyl methoxycinnamate (also called octinoxate), which are known to mimic naturally occurring bodily hormones and can thus throw the body’s systems out of whack. Some also contained Padimate-0 and parsol 1789 (also known as avobenzone), which are suspected of causing DNA damage when exposed to sunlight."

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