Latest Sunscreen controversy Stories

2012-07-25 12:20:14

Research: Cutaneous melanoma attributable to sunbed use: Systematic review and meta-analysis Of 63,942 new cases of cutaneous melanoma (a form of skin cancer) diagnosed each year in Europe an estimated 3,438 (5.4%) are related to sunbed use. Sunbed users are at a 20% increased relative risk of skin cancer compared with those who have never used a sunbed. This risk doubles if they start before the age of 35 and experts warn that "tougher actions" are needed to reduce this risk. Sun...

2012-06-20 06:22:09

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Sun exposure is usually associated with being the cause of cancer, but a new study shows its protective function: it can actually decrease your risk of pancreatic cancer. "Several ecological studies, including one conducted in Australia, have suggested that people living in areas with high sun exposure have lower risk for pancreatic cancer," Rachel Neale, Ph.D., principal investigator at Queensland Institute of Medical Research in Queensland, Australia, was...

2012-06-19 22:13:48

Just in time for the first day of summer tomorrow, the American Chemical Society's (ACS') award-winning Bytesize Science video series is offering a new episode on the chemistry of the sunscreen products that millions of people will slather on their skin during the warm months ahead. The video, produced by the ACS Office of Public Affairs, is available at www.BytesizeScience.com. The video explains that sun exposure can lead not only to sunburn and skin cancer, but premature aging that...

2012-06-19 22:09:06

High levels of ultraviolet radiation at an individual's birth location, sun-sensitive skin type and a history of skin cancer each decreased risk for pancreatic cancer, according to study results presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's Pancreatic Cancer: Progress and Challenges conference, held here June 18-21. Rachel Neale, Ph.D., principal investigator at Queensland Institute of Medical Research in Queensland, Australia, presented the results of a population-based,...

2012-05-31 23:02:14

Companion Buying Guide to Environmental Working Group´s 2012 Sunscreen Guide Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) May 30, 2012 Did you know according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer making up approximately 50% of all cancer cases in the United States? Even more troubling is that although sunscreen is intended to protect consumers skin from harmful UV radiation, most sunscreens on the market contain potentially hazardous chemicals....

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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.