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Hitting the beach, hangin’ poolside, heading to the lake… it’s what summer is all about. We all know how important it is to protect our skin while we’re soaking up the sun, however, like mostpersonal care products, sunscreen often contains harmful chemicals that our bodies absorb.
Many ingredients are especially toxic to children and babies because their delicate systems are not fully developed so they have a harder time filtering out toxins. The FDA does not conduct any safety testing on sunscreen. It is completely unregulated so manufacturers can use any ingredients they want. Does your sunscreen contain any of the following ingredients?
This hormone disruptor penetrates the skin, enters the bloodstream and behaves as estrogen in the body. They have been shown to cause cell damage that promotes cancer.
4-MBC is a chemical that chemical enters the bloodstream and behaves as estrogen in the body as well. It’s also been linked to cancer. Both 4-MBC and oxybenzone are such dangerous hormone disruptors that scientists are urging parents to refrain from using any product containing either on children but it’s found in most sunscreens, even those made especially for babies.
3. Octinoxate (Octyl Methoxycinnamate)
This widely used sunscreen ingredient disrupts thyroid hormone, affects brain... read entire article at Savvy Suburban.