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Chemicals In Sunscreen Cause Infertility

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Chemicals found in some sunscreens, shampoos and moisturizers may lead to infertility in men, a new study says.

The preliminary study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the New York state Department of Health's Wadsworth Center found about 29 chemicals in a class called benzophenone-type ultraviolet filters could lead to delays in fertility for men.

"Some of these chemicals, upon being absorbed by the skin, can interfere with the body's hormones and endocrine system processes," a release by the NIH said. "Researchers found that men with high exposure to UV filters BP-2 or 4OH-BP had a 30 percent reduction in fecundity, the biological ability to reproduce.

http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2014/11/14/Chemicals-in-sunscreen-could-cause-infertility/8951416013462/

Another reason to avoid sunscreen lotions. Not only do they affect Vitamin D production, they also cause infertility (not to mention that many sunscreen lotions contain ingredients suspected to cause cancer).

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Yep rarely use it these days. One scan of the ingredients is enough to put you off.

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How did children ever cope with sunshine before sunscreen lotions were invented? :rolleyes:

We had less sun back then.And the ozone layer was reasonably intact.

We were also filthy from the heathen practice of not bathing more than once a year. I am pretty certain dirt blocks UVA and UVB.

And we didn't bugger off to Spain to burn for a week or two.

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We had less sun back then

B*llocks. See 'global dimming':

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/tvradio/programmes/horizon/dimming_trans.shtml

And the ozone layer was reasonably intact.

It's more intact now than it has been in the '80s.

The protection sunscreen allegedly provides is an illusion, see this article from 15 years ago on the BBC:

Sunscreen 'increases cancer risk'

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/411226.stm

and this one is even clearer:

Sun lotions 'are not effective'

The doctors applied three commonly available high factor sunscreen lotions to their skin samples at the recommended doses.

Their tests showed that while the lotions prevented the sun from burning the skin, they did not stop them from penetrating the skin.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3142386.stm

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I burn unless there's at least three feet of rock between me and the sun. Can't even go out at night when Sirius is above the horizon (OK something of an exaggeration there...)

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How did children ever cope with sunshine before sunscreen lotions were invented? :rolleyes:

They coped...wearing a hat with a flap that protects back of neck and a light white T-shirt...apart from that only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.

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