You wouldn't think that a product designed to prevent UV damage would actually increase your risk of skin cancer. And yet, researchers are saying that common sunblock ingredient zinc oxide may increase a person's risk of developing skin cancer.
While many consumers purchased sunscreen in confusion over the bottles' sun protection numbers and early aging or cancer prevention claims, the FDA worked to clarify its rules. The agency's new and improved sunscreen regulations take effect next summer.
A USDA researcher reports that his team has developed a new process for converting soybean oil into a non-toxic, natural sunscreen agent that is friendlier to the environment than many petroleum-based ingredients.
It's a hot summer's day and you're at the beach for a well deserved day of leisure, enjoying the refreshing water and a picnic. There is very little shade, so you slather on the sunscreen, unaware that you might be negatively impacting nearby fish.
Latest research shows that sunscreen manufacturers have an alarmingly different calculation of how much of the lotion a person actually uses.The effectiveness of the lotion is therefore based on a false assumption of how much a person applies.
The chemicals in sunscreens protect the skin but hurt the environment, the corals and the fishes in the sea. LycoRed has produced a green product based on tomatoes that help protect the skin without sunscreen.