Originally Posted by saevel25 http://www.realfarmacy.com/scientists-blow-the-lid-on-cancer-sunscreen-myth/
It seems that it might actually be better to go with out sunscreen!!!
Also it seems that using Sunscreen can reduce the Vit D production due to the blocking of UVB rays. Which can promote other diseases.
Also a doctor who is one of the leading authorities on skin cancer says that the link between sun exposure and melanoma is not proven.
There is also studies showing that Sunscreen itself is toxic, and have cancer promoting agents.
That's a pretty shoddy article.
It's no secret that some sunscreens have chemicals that aren't great for you. You can find some that minimize or eliminate that risk.
That 2000 Swedish study that is linked to, the median SPF tested as 6. The article fails to mention that.
At 6 SPF, I'd actually expect people to have higher rates of sun exposure. People are still putting on sunscreen, so they feel protected, but something like that is going to wear off very quickly. They're not going to reapply it as often as they should, and they're going to overrate its effectiveness. At least the people not wearing sunscreen know
they're getting burned.
As for vitamin D, there are ways to be smart about getting it. You can get a day's worth in about 15 minutes of sunlight. You can also get it through diet, though obviously it depends what kind of food you're eating.