Can Sunscreen Lotion Cause Skin Cancer?

Posted by Chad Melius on Monday 2 May 2011

Most people know, and scientists have proven, that the sun is bad for you. Prolonged exposure can cause sunburn, and – even worse – give rise to skin cancer over a period of time.

For many years, sunscreen was touted as a way to prevent skin cancer for people who spend some time in the sun. It blocked type B ultraviolet rays, and these were known to be the catalyst that causes sun tan. However, research in the 80s showed that type A UV rays do more damage to the skin than type B rays, and they even have the ability to penetrate glass and light clothing. Read more …

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