SKIN CANCER VS. SUNSCREEN: DERMATOLOGISTS WEIGH IN ON A NEW STUDY
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In case you haven’t been paying attention, May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month andÂ UVÂ exposureÂ is the most preventable risk factor for skin cancer.Â According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70, and actinic keratosis (known as AKs) is the most common precancer that affects more than 58M of us.
A new study published in JAMA on May 6th shows the chemicals found in sunscreen get absorbed into the bloodstream and has consumers and some physicians questioning the safety of SPF. Researchers looked at 4 ingredients; specifically