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Sunscreen Concerns Escalate as Another Potential Carcinogen Found
AUGUST, 2021 – Scientists petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to remove from sale all sunscreens containing the active ingredient octocrylene. Products made with the chemical may contain benzophenone, a suspected carcinogen that also can interfere with key hormones and reproductive organs, according to a group led by Craig Downs, executive director of the nonprofit Haereticus Environmental Laboratory that studies risks to health and the environment.
Toxic sunscreen ban appears to be meeting same fate as plastic bags
APRIL, 2021 – Despite promises to the contrary, the Department of Tourism hasn’t included messaging about safe sunscreen in its marketing communications and it doesn’t appear to be mentioned anywhere on its official tourism site. No steps have been taken to educate or encourage compliance.
Stuff In Sunscreen May Play A Part In Breast Cancer
JANUARY, 2021 – A recent report in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that after just one heavy application of sunscreen, blood levels of BP-3 exceeded the Federal Drug Administration’s guidance for chemicals at a threshold of toxicological concern, and the Centers for Disease Control found BP-3 in 98% of adult urine samples.
BP-3 is also a suspected endocrine disrupting chemical (EDC), substances that interfere with hormonally regulated processes the body uses for a wide range of functions, including mammary gland development.
Even Winter Carries Skin Cancer Risks
DECEMBER, 2020 – Researchers from two universities in Utah have a warning for students planning to hit the slopes or play in the snow without sunscreen: You could greatly increase your risk of skin cancer.
Will the US Election Impact Sunscreen Regulations?
DECEMBER, 2020 – During the previous Democratic administration, in 2014, the Surgeon General issued a “Call to Action” to make combating cancer a high priority. The next year, Biden launched a “Moonshot” program to combat skin cancer.
Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives Introduces Reef Friendly Sunscreens
MAY, 2020 – Marine conservation is a priority at this island retreat with initiatives steadily rolled out. In September last year, to help safeguard coral life, the resort introduced reef-safe sunscreen to divers and snorkellers in order to protect marine life from the harmful effects of two chemicals, Oxybenzone & Octinoxate.
Sunscreen sales on the rise, despite face masks [COVID-19]
APRIL, 2020 – With the weather warming up in South Korea, sunscreen sales are on the rise — despite the “new normal” of wearing face masks due to the COVID-19 outbreak, industry sources said Tuesday.
Sunscreens leach up to 360 times more toxic chemicals into the blood than the FDA allows, raising risks for liver and kidney failure, study finds
JANUARY, 2020 – We might be absorbing more sunscreen chemicals into our bloodstream than is safely recommended, federal health officials say.Investigators from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tested six of the main active ingredients in sunscreen lotions and sprays.
Some ‘Reef-Safe’ Sunscreens May Not Be Safe After All
AUGUST 2019 – Mineral-based sunscreens are viewed as an environmentally friendly alternative to chemical sunscreens, but could still be harmful in large concentrations…The new research introduces the possibility that titanium dioxide sunscreen is not as safe for ocean life and human health as previously thought.
6 Destinations with Sunscreen Bans, and What You Need to Know
AUGUST, 2019 – Think the plastic straws you gave up sipping from are bad for our oceans? It’s time to consider the same about the sunscreen you use. Non-biodegradable sunscreens that contain harsh chemicals like oxybenzone have been proven to be toxic to coral reefs and other sea life.
Caribbean Sol urges consumers to look closer at ingredients in sun care products
JUNE, 2019 – Sun care brand Caribbean Sol is urging consumers to look at the ingredients in their sunscreen products in an effort to save the world’s reefs and oceans.Chemicals found in some sunscreens, including oxybenzone and octinoxate, are known to bleach coral reefs and kill the ocean’s ecosystems.
Experts name 14 most dangerous sunscreens for children
MAY 2019 ATLANTA-As we approach the official start of the summer season when trips to the beach become more frequent, a new study has been released naming the worst sunscreens for kids.According to the Environmental Working Group, almost three-quarters of the nearly 900sunscreens don’t even work.
Caribbean Sol keeps it natural
MARCH, 2019 ST. THOMAS — Sunscreen is a staple in anyone’s beach bag, but while you protect yourself from the sun, you may be harming the very ocean you are enjoying. Many sunscreens contain one of two chemicals, oxybenzone and octinoxate, that scientists have concluded are harmful to coral reefs and marine life, contributing to coral bleaching, damaging DNA in adult coral and deforming coral larvae DNA…Caribbean Sol produces a sunscreen without these harmful chemicals Shanks said.
Florida considers ban on certain sunscreens to protect coral reefs. Scientists say some sunscreen chemicals harm marine life.
MARCH, 2019 TALLAHASSEE, FL – after city commissioners in Key West voted to ban the sale of certain sunscreens in hopes of protecting nearby coral reefs, state Sen. Linda Stewart (D-Orlando) filed a bill that would expand that sunscreen ban statewide.