Between a rock and a hard place


I saw a headline in the paper today stating, “Sunscreen linked to cancer risk”. If you took that at face value you’d think that putting on sunscreen will increase the risk of melanoma and you’d wonder what you’ve got to do to be able to go out into the sun safely these days.

As it turns out, it’s more the reliance on sunscreen that is causing problems. Sunscreen prevents the sunburn and blocks UVB rays, but doesn’t stop the also harmful UVA rays. So while folks are frollicking about in the sun they are still being damaged by the sun.

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