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Compelling evidence: Slathering on toxic sunscreen and avoiding the sun could jeopardize your health and shorten your life

7/4/2014 - According to a June 2014 article featured in The Independent (UK), a major study conducted by researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden found that women who avoid sunbathing during the summer are twice as likely to die as those who sunbathe every day. The epidemiological study followed 30,000...

More than two-thirds of conventional sunscreens contain harmful chemicals: learn how to avoid them this summer

7/2/2014 - It is one of the most pervasively destructive health myths circulating today -- if you don't use sunscreen, your skin will burn and you will get skin cancer! Besides the fallacious nature of this popular claim, the fact of the matter is that many sunscreen products on the market today are inherently...

The cancer-causing sunscreen protection racket

6/22/2014 - For starters, there's no real proof that sunscreens actually prevent most skin cancers. Yet your dermatologist is probably robotically advising you to slather on a toxic sunscreen as a proven skin cancer preventive. Did your doctor mention studies showing that people who spend a greater percentage...

Why does HuffPost want children to get cancer from using sunscreen all the time?

6/9/2014 - With summer now in full swing, the corporate media is busy working itself into a frenzy over sunscreen, urging the public to slather their bodies with the stuff to avoid getting skin cancer. But as many of our readers already well know, most conventional sunscreen products are loaded with chemicals...

4 major screw ups with your sun exposure and how to correct them

5/12/2014 - The sun is a major healing force and is responsible for sustaining life on this planet. However, in recent years it is more recognized for its damaging effects than how it can positively affect someone's health. This is due to an improper relationship with the sun, however, with some slight adjustments...

Bring on the sun - Discover safe and natural skin protective solutions this summer

7/7/2013 - With summer in full force, many are embracing commercial sunscreens in a misguided effort to minimize burning and reduce skin cancer risk. Unfortunately, most sun care creams, sprays and gels are filled with photocarcinogenic ingredients and other harmful chemicals that actually encourage DNA damage....

Banana Boat sunscreen may ignite on your skin: Flammable chemicals pose health risk

10/27/2012 - From the mid-1950s throughout the reminder of the 20th century, UFO stories were the bizarre news scoops that were common in magazines and newspapers. The UFO sightings overshadowed even more bizarre incidents of spontaneous human combustion (SHC) that arose during that same period and usually appeared...

Man catches fire after applying sunscreen; toxic chemicals are flammable

6/8/2012 - Many folks still don't know that sunlight is good for you, that it is a wonderful source of vitamin D. That said, you don't want to overexpose your skin to too much sunlight, lest you wind up with a painful sunburn. Then again, you could get a painful burn simply by using sunscreen, believe it or not,...

Optimize your sun exposure without sunscreen

7/19/2011 - Before you lather up with sunscreen for a long day outside you should look at what is actually in the bottle. These lotions contain chemical mixtures that have been proven to block UVA & UVB radiation exposure and prevent sunburn. These chemical cocktails are now linked to serious health consequences...

Study: Many sunscreens increase skin cancer risk, FDA has known for a decade but done nothing

7/14/2011 - A new report issued by the consumer protection organization Environmental Working Group (EWG) reveals that many popular sunscreens contain ingredients known to spur the growth and spread of skin cancer cells, which defeats their stated purpose of preventing skin cancer. Data indicates that the sun's...

Choose your alternatives and avoid toxic sunscreen (Opinion)

7/6/2011 - This time of year, people are going to pools, water parks, and golfing, riding horses, and enjoying time at lakes and beaches. Many people are enjoying the sun for the vitamin D benefits. Enjoying the sun can also restore optimal levels of melatonin in the brain. Summer is a time in which to respect...

FDA officially declares the sun unsafe, urges public to lather toxic sunscreen on skin

6/26/2011 - The absurdity of many US government recommendations would be humorous if not for the millions of Americans that take them seriously. The latest pseudo-scientific nonsense being peddled by Big Brother is the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) ignorant claim that sunlight is dangerous, and that only...

7 surprising things you're not supposed to know about sunscreen and sunlight exposure

6/25/2011 - Ask somebody about sunscreen and you're likely to receive an earful of disinformation from a person who has been repeatedly misinformed by health authorities and the mainstream media. Almost nothing you hear about sunscreen from traditional media channels is accurate. So here's a quick guide to the...

Should you use sunscreen?

5/17/2011 - The debate about sunscreens rages on. Dermatologists advise slathering up every day. Nutritionists and holistic doctors advise sun exposure to get vitamin D. Some even say sunscreens cause cancer, and a disturbing study showed that people who used more commercial sunscreen had more melanoma. Where...

Watch out for toxic ingredients in sunscreen

3/14/2011 - The majority of sunscreens are toxic, environmental groups have warned. "You want to look out for sunscreens with oxybenzone," said Jane Houlihan of the Environmental Working Group. Research has implicated oxybenzone as a likely carcinogen, as well as a chemical that is probably absorbed into...

Sunscreen causes rickets - new wave of cases in England

2/13/2011 - Overprotective parents who cover their children with sunscreen even in far northern latitudes have helped bring the disease rickets back from the grave across the United Kingdom, orthopedic surgeon Nicholas Clark has warned. Ricketts is a childhood bone-softening disease produced by deficiency of...

Famous Brazilian supermodel condemns conventional sunscreen, calls it 'poison'

2/8/2011 - Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen recently made the bold move of publicly denouncing conventional sunscreens. According to a report in the New York Daily News Bundchen called the toxic lotions "poison," and said that she never puts any synthetic chemicals on her body. "I cannot put this poison...

Sunscreen chemicals absorbed into body, found in 85 percent of human milk samples

12/14/2010 - Before you apply creams, lotions, cosmetics and sunscreens to your skin, it might be a good idea to find out what's really in them. What's more, you need to know those ingredients aren't necessarily just coating the outside layers of your skin. For example, as NaturalNews previously reported, UCLA scientists...

Sunscreen Safety and Efficacy Called into Question

7/1/2010 - Most experts agree people should use sunscreens to protect their skin from the sun, but there is wide disagreement on how well they actually work. In addition, other than sunburn prevention, little is known about their safety. The Food and Drug Administration's 2007 sunscreen safety regulations draft...

Protect Your Skin Naturally With Badger Sunscreen (Product Review)

9/29/2008 - Many parts of the country are starting to feel the chill bite of Autumn approaching. But there are many people in this country and around the globe who are still enjoying the outdoors in the hot sun. Particularly those who live near the Equator. For those still enjoying the sun, it's important to get...

Sunscreen Causes Cancer!

5/29/2008 - Given the fact that just about everything you put on your skin gets absorbed into your bloodstream, it is interesting that there is a complete lack of regulation of cancer-causing ingredients in skin care products. There are over 150 toxic cancer-causing ingredients currently used in cosmetic products...

Broccoli Juice Proven to Protect Skin Better than Sunscreen

5/15/2008 - An extract made from broccoli sprouts boosts the body's natural ability to defend against the ultraviolet solar rays that cause skin cancer, reveals a study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. If a product...

CDC Finds 97 Percent of Americans Contaminated by Sunscreens

4/11/2008 - The Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a new study showing that nearly all Americans are contaminated with oxybenzone, a widely-used sunscreen ingredient. This chemical so far has been linked to allergies, hormone disruption, and cell damage, as well as low birth weight in baby girls whose mothers...

Broccoli Better Than Sunscreen at Protecting Skin

11/6/2007 - Woe to those who dislike the taste of broccoli.  When health experts compare different beneficial vegetables side by side, this cruciferous vegetable wins hands done.  If you would like to prevent colon cancer, broccoli is essential to include in your diet.  Eating it regularly can cut your risk of...

84% of sunscreen products are harmful to health, says alarming EWG study

7/9/2007 - For 29 years, the FDA has refused to publish safety standards for sunscreen products. That's nearly three decades of keeping the public in the dark about the extremely harmful, cancer-causing chemicals found in sunscreen products. Any idea why the Food and Drug Administration has taken so long to set...

The sunscreen myth: How sunscreen products actually promote cancer

6/15/2007 - The idea that sunscreen prevents cancer is a myth. It's a myth promoted by a profit-seeking tag-team effort between the cancer industry and the sunscreen industry. The sunscreen industry makes money by selling lotion products that actually contain cancer-causing chemicals. It then donates a portion...

Sunscreens can damage skin, researchers find (press release)

10/16/2006 - Are sunscreens always beneficial, or can they be detrimental to users? A research team led by UC Riverside chemists reports that unless people out in the sun apply sunscreen often, the sunscreen itself can become harmful to the skin. When skin is exposed to sunlight, ultraviolet radiation (UV) is...

Sunscreen found to generate harmful compounds that promote skin cancer

8/30/2006 - A team of researchers from the University of California has found that sunscreen can do more harm than good once it soaks into the skin, where it actually promotes the harmful compounds it is meant to protect against. The research team found that three commonly used ultraviolet (UV) filters -- octylmethoxycinnamate,...

Sunscreen offers near-zero protection when rubbed in

7/19/2006 - Those who think applying sunscreen is a total defense against skin cancer may be sorely mistaken, according to a study by sunburn experts at the UK's Restoration of Appearance and Function Trust. "Most people prefer to rub the cream into the skin," said Lead researcher Dr. Rachel Haywood. "They find...

Skin cancer more deadly in blacks while dermatology pushes more sunscreen products onto people who actually need sunlight exposure

6/20/2006 - A University of Miami study released today shows that blacks are more than three times as likely to be diagnosed with late-stage melanoma than whites. The study, published in the Archives of Dermatology, reviewed 1,690 melanoma cases to reach the conclusion. Researchers are not able to fully explain...

Shady Sunscreen Lies Exposed! The little-known truth about healthy sunlight exposure (preview)

3/23/2006 - Unless you've been living under a rock for the past decade, you've heard the warnings: "Stay out of the sun, cover up your skin and coat yourself with sunscreen or you will get skin cancer! Don't go outdoors unless absolutely necessary because the sun could kill you!" Of course, if you've been living...

An overview of new health products, plant technology, superfoods and natural health research breakthroughs

5/22/2005 - In this article, we'll take a closer look at some of the more interesting products and issues we're uncovering these days. There’s a product that I highly recommend for those that want a nutritious food bar made with real food, and not a bunch of processed or manufactured ingredients. It's called LaraBar,...

As scientific evidence mounts on health benefits of sun exposure and vitamin D, doctors are rethinking advice of sunlight avoidance

1/1/2005 - The following is part four of an eight-part interview with Dr. Michael Holick, author of "The UV advantage" and one of the world's most respected authorities on vitamin D and the health benefits of natural sunlight. His work can be found at www.UVadvantage.com. Be sure to print out the vitamin D myths,...

Artificial Hormone May Replace Sunscreen; Allow Users to Experience Nutritional Benefit of Sunlight Without Risk of Sunburn

8/6/2004 - Here's another report on Melanotan, a synthetic hormone that more quickly darkens the skin of people who take it, thereby protecting them from ultraviolet sunlight -- in other words, it lets them tan more quickly so that they can go out, get more sun, and get the benefits from that natural sunlight...

Sunscreen warning has it all wrong: people need more sunlight on their skin, not less

7/27/2004 - Canadians are being warned over the labeling used on sunscreen products, but these warnings have it all wrong. The warning that should be printed on sunscreen products is, "Warning -- you're not getting enough sun." The fact is, most people living in Canada, the UK, and even the United States suffer...

Sunscreen use actually causes cancer, it doesn't prevent it, says exhaustive scientific research

7/5/2004 - I've been saying this for years. Now the research is finally coming out to prove it: sunscreen use actually causes cancer, according to comprehensive new research published in the U.K. There are two primary reasons why sunscreen causes cancer. First, and most importantly, the use of sunscreen blocks...

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