Monday, May 24, 2010

Life's Sweet Ironies: Cancer Causing Sun Screens

As it turns out, sunscreen products may be cancer accelerants. Lab animals coated in a vitamin A-laced cream developed tumors and lesions up to 21 percent faster than animals treated with a vitamin-free cream. Only 39 of the 500 products tested were considered safe and effective to use.

Via AOL News: Study: Many Sunscreens May Be Accelerating Cancer
WASHINGTON (May 24) -- Almost half of the 500 most popular sunscreen products may actually increase the speed at which malignant cells develop and spread skin cancer because they contain vitamin A or its derivatives, according to an evaluation of those products released today.

AOL News also has learned through documents and interviews that the Food and Drug Administration has known of the potential danger for as long as a decade without alerting the public, which the FDA denies.

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