posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 08:56 AM
Originally posted by Raideur
This is why its better to just wear a shirt, you avoid having to use nasty chemicals and still can go out in the sun. It doesnt cook you, no need to
buy sunblock, and you really dont look goofy. A white shirt is the smartest way to protect your skin.
A million or so Australian skin cancer sufferers might disagree with you there, Raideur.
Clothing alone will not prevent skin cancer, sadly. It'd be great if they did.
They just don't
There's a pretty good article here
about it though; nifty factoids.
The article itself doesn't say that estrogen is added to sunblocks. The article appears to be falling into the old - and effective - trap of trying
to induce fear.
It's commenting on certain chemicals which may (or, as the article also says, may not
) be present in certain sunblocks, which have an
many widely-used sunscreen chemicals mimic the effects of estrogen
Then it lists the effects of estrogen. We know
the effects of estrogen. We know too much is generally a very bad thing. But there's just
nothing in there stating that companies have been secretly adding estrogen to sunscreens.
It just seems like the article is doing a little more in terms of scaremongering than it is in terms of actually showing a direct link between
sunscreen and estrogen-related problems (other than the one or two studies performed in rats, which are
important - this obviously does need
The other part of the site which caught my attention was this:
Estrogenic sunscreen chemicals might explain most
of the social changes in California over the past 30 years."
A California customer
I'm sorry - that's just...silly.
The site is trying to sell it's own Skin Biology products; that alone makes me think their own agenda is a little less altruistic than they might
[edit on 6-9-2005 by Tinkleflower]